President Roosevelt Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'President Roosevelt' (H-3)

SKU
01978
A stunning evergreen with prominently variegated foliage and blooms. A sprawling habit with deep green leaves, each accented with an irregularly-shaped, bright golden yellow center. Provides multi-season interest in the landscape. Rounded trusses of vibrant, red flowers with visible white centers explode in spring. An exceptional specimen plant.
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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 MaturitySlow growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9

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