Cunningham's White Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Cunningham's White' (H-2)
|Description||This dense-growing evergreen shrub is a highly valued landscape ornamental. Large trusses of showy white flowers create a beautiful contrast to the dark green leaves. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. A versatile landscape shrub for foundation plantings and mixed borders.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This white-flowering rhodie is smallish and rounded; a perfect middle-of-the-border flowering shrub. Very dark foliage means it can be used as contrast for lighter variegated plants. Small stature is always a natural under oaks and older coniferous trees. Also perfect in the woodland understory and in wild gardens. Prim shape lends itself to foundation plantings, and compact form is suited to tidy entry plantings.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
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