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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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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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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
Light NeedsPartial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Gardenia (Gardenia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia)

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: 7-9

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