Gomer Waterer Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Gomer Waterer' (H-2)
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Lore||Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree. This genus also contains shrubs commonly called azaleas within its 800 Rhododendron species and thousands of hybrids.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This beautiful white Rhodie is most versatile because it is but four feet tall and spreads like a shrubby groundcover. Most at home in acidic soils under the canopies of ancient conifers. Its clusters of white are perfectly neutral, blending with other vibrant hues of woodland flowers for a romantic shade garden. Can be used along fence lines or spotted into such cramped spaces as side yards, entries and courtyards. Small enough to make a non-encroaching foundation plant in the front yard or in shaded nooks, where the white flowers stand out.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Spring Flowering|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8