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Miyama™ Mendosina Rhododendron

Rhododendron yakushimanum x 'Mendosina'

SKU
09535
Beautiful glossy dark green foliage with large trusses of stunning purple-pink flowers with dark red flares on the upper lobes. Performs in cooler regions but some protection from winter wind is recommended. Makes an outstanding accent specimen or low, informal hedge.
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6-9

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Partial sun

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

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Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); 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: 6-9

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