President Roosevelt Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'President Roosevelt' (H-3)

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1978
Powerful red flowers bearing high contrast white centers make a striking show in spring. Sprawling habit bears thick, deep green leaves with an irregular yellow-green variegation. Makes a fine foundation plant or background. Thrives under filtered light of aging shade trees or grove. Super single specimen. Prefers acidic soils and even moisture. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Slow growth to 5 feet tall and wide.
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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy Spring Flowers

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.

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