Lord Roberts Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Lord Roberts' (H-2)

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00955
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
LoreRhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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

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