Looking Glass Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Looking Glass' (H-2)

SKU
0956
This pink flowering shrub with increased hardiness is abundant with rose-red buds that open to deep pink growing lighter as they age. Blooming plants resemble old fashioned shrub roses due to ruffled petal edges. Emerald leaves are rich and well distributed for excellent contrast against lighter flowers. Part sun. Moderate growth to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
LoreRhododendrons are largely found in the Himalayas and other mountains of Asia as well as some species in temperate North America.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA fiery rhodie for interest to evergreen forested settings. Use it to draw the eye deep into a spring garden. Save for high profile foundation planting beneath windows where the flowers will sit right at the sill for indoor and outdoor viewing. Close up locations to outdoor living spaces bring the rose-like flowers up close. A beauty in mixed shrub borders or to add zest among cool colored perennials.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSpring 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.

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