Henry's Red Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Henry's Red' (H-1)
|Description||This dense-growing evergreen shrub is a highly valued landscape ornamental. The large trusses of showy flowers create a beautiful contrast to the dark green foliage. Prefers cooler regions, but some protection from winter wind is helpful. Wonderful for use singly as an accent or in mass plantings.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Rhodies are perfectly suited to foundation planting under windows where they cover up ugly footings with evergreen foliage year around. The perfect plant for acidic soils beneath canopies of large shade trees or even smaller accent trees. Very bright flowers are good attention-getter at focal points with groups of them intensifying this effect. Fleshes out planting areas too narrow for larger standard rhodies. Good for edging outdoor living spaces with cooling, rich green foliage and close up appreciation of huge flower trusses.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|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, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.