Jean Marie De Montague Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Jean Marie de Montague' (H-3)
|Description||A dense evergreen shrub highly valued as a landscape ornamental. Large trusses of bright red flowers appear on even young plants. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. An eye-catching standout in any garden. Very effective in foundation plantings or as an accent.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Use this shrub as an accent for a single-color focal point. Also great for adding spice to lackluster plantings. Dense growth is ideal for cover-ups, privacy screens, along fences and to cloak footings of bare walls. Perfect for background just about anywhere in the garden.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Gardenia (Gardenia); Camellia (Camellia); 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.|
|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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