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Edith Bosley Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Edith Bosley' (H-1)

Pronunciation: roh-doh-DEN-dron
SKU #06832
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the best on the market, offering large trusses of blooms for a dramatic spring display. Better than 'Purple Splendor', having larger, deeper purple flowers with a darker flair, along with exceptional cold hardiness and cleaner, longer lasting foliage. Ideal for foundation plantings or mixed borders. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing, upright, rounded form; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Gardenia (Gardenia); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
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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