Compact Rosebay Rhododendron

Rhododendron maximum 'Compacta'

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40602
A smaller version of the tough, hardy Maximum Rhododendron, with exceptional dark green foliage on a lower growing, bushier plant. Numerous buds open to trusses of lilac-pink to pale pink flowers in late spring. Excellent for a low, informal hedge, shrub border or mass planting.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron MAKS-ih-mum kom-PAK-ta
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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