Pontic Rhododendron

Rhododendron ponticum (H-2)

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01957
Narrow, leathery, green leaves on a dense, spreading habit topped by large trusses of spring flowers in lovely shades of lavender-purple. Excellent for use as a flowering hedge, screen or specimen. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron PON-ti-kum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; larger with age.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
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.

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