Kalinka Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Kalinka' (H-2)

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40574
A compact low-growing shrub with dark green leaves that requires no pruning. Produces showy domed clusters of purplish pink flowers with wide-flaring, wavy-edges. Large glossy green leaves with fuzzy brown undersides. Prefers chilly winters, moderate summers, partial shade, and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 3 ft. tall to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid- to late spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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: 5-9

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