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Helsinki University Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Helsinki University' (H-1)

SKU
01623
Extremely hardy selection displays large trusses of lightly scented, deep pink blooms with orange-red specks. Dense, dark green glossy foliage is tinged red upon emerging in spring. Upright rounded form makes a nice background to finer textured plants. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

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

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Best in evenly moist, well-drained, acidic, organic soil. Site in a sheltered spot in cold winter zones. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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