Dark Lord Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Dark Lord' (H-1)

SKU
41338
The dramatic, deep burgundy-red flowers of this evergreen shrub are sure to catch some eyes. A late spring bloomer. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. A versatile landscape shrub for foundation plantings and mixed borders.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityReaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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