Lord Roberts Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Lord Roberts' (H-2)
|Description||Dense-growing evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. Prefers cooler regions but some protection from winter wind is helpful. Does best in sun. Use as an accent or specimen.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|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 and regularly during 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: 5-8
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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.