Olga Mezitt Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Olga Mezitt' (H-1)

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01123
Stunning dome-shaped trusses of wavy, vibrant pink, lightly scented flowers blanket this cold hardy, compact evergreen in spring. Shiny, green, lobed, recurved foliage turns a rich mahogany color in late fall, holding through winter. More heat and sun tolerant than other varieties. An excellent choice for borders, mass planting, or containers.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bog Rosemary (Andromeda)

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, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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