Scarlet Wonder Dwarf Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Scarlet Wonder' (H-2)
|Description||This dwarf evergreen shrub has an outstanding appearance, with showy scarlet-red flowers backed by interesting, shiny green, quilted leaves. Thrives in cooler regions and withstands more sun exposure than many others. Very effective as an accent in a mixed shrub border, or as a spring specimen plant.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; forms mound 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Magnolia (Magnolia)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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