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Gomer Waterer Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Gomer Waterer' (H-2)

Small evergreen shrub is a highly valued landscape ornamental. Large trusses of showy flowers - white with pale orchid markings - are a beautiful contrast to the dark green leaves. Prefers cooler regions. Sun tolerant. Very effective as an accent.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
LoreRhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree. This genus also contains shrubs commonly called azaleas within its 800 Rhododendron species and thousands of hybrids.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis beautiful white Rhodie is most versatile because it is but four feet tall and spreads like a shrubby groundcover. Most at home in acidic soils under the canopies of ancient conifers. Its clusters of white are perfectly neutral, blending with other vibrant hues of woodland flowers for a romantic shade garden. Can be used along fence lines or spotted into such cramped spaces as side yards, entries and courtyards. Small enough to make a non-encroaching foundation plant in the front yard or in shaded nooks, where the white flowers stand out.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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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