Rhododendron ponticum (H-2)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||roh-doh-DEN-dron PON-ti-kum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Spreading, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Gardenia (Gardenia)|
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