Roseum Elegans Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans' (H-1)

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1015
A vigorous-growing, medium-sized evergreen shrub, valued for its large trusses of rose-lilac-colored flowers. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. An outstanding choice for foundation plantings or for use as an accent specimen.
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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron HIB-rid
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design IdeasThis moderate-sized Rhodie makes the ideal privacy screen or hedge. Ideal for narrow side yards or against fences for a big evergreen background.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureBright Spring Flowers

Provide well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. 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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