Scarlet Wonder Dwarf Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Scarlet Wonder' (H-2)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; forms mound 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This versatile Dwarf Rhododendron lends a decidedly formal character due to its compact habit. Plant in small groupings in front of taller shrubs. Line several for edging or as mini hedges to highlight plantings of perennials. Ideal for massing under the canopies of trees with other understory species. Ideal for small city gardens, courtyards and side yards, where space is a premium. The best plant for hiding an older Rhododendron's bare legs.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Mounding|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Magnolia (Magnolia)|
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