Minnetonka Rhododenron

Rhododendron x 'Minnetonka' (H-1)

A dense and spreading compact shrub with handsome dark green, glossy foliage. This hardy mid-season bloomer heralds spring with deep red-violet buds. Big clusters of light purple flowers with lighter centers and vivid orange-yellow spots on the lobes nearly cover the plant with gorgeous dome-shaped trusses. Ideal for smaller gardens in containers, shrub borders and informal hedges.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

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


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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 3-4 ft. tall, 4-5 ft. wide in ten years.
Bloom TimeMid-spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in acidic, well-drained soils that include peat moss and humus-rich amendments. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Protect from harsh sun and wind. Prune only as needed to shape, immediately after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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