Lord Roberts Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Lord Roberts' (H-2)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This Rhododendron tolerates more sun than most, so feel free to combine it with most any favored flowering shrub. Dense foliage makes good foundation planting or hedge. May be planted as a single accent or grouped in islands around the edges of sparsely canopied trees. Ideal for separating driveways or front yards. Plant where it gets enough sun to backlight the flowers, which will make the gorgeous color pop.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
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 and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8