Daphnoides Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Daphnoides' (H-2)

SKU
00925
Dense growing evergreen shrub is a highly valued landscape ornamental. Large trusses of showy flowers - beautiful contrast to dark green leaves. Very effective as an accent.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design IdeasFew hybrids can compare with this mass of purple bloom. Great as an accent for a single-color focal point or with other shrubs that blossom in less striking colors. Livens otherwise dark shaded realms of the garden. Dense growth is ideal for cover-ups, along fences, footings and the edges of outdoor steps. Perfect for filling in beds and for under edges of large conifer drip lines.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Gift Plant
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: 5 - 8

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