Skookum Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Skookum' (H-1)

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40598
A very hardy, compact rhododendron with bright red flowers and visible white filaments cover very dense, deep green foliage. Excellent pick as an evergreen hedge, or as a specimen for showy spring color.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Provide well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Avoid harsh sun and wind. Mulch to keep roots cool. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Remove spent blooms for a cleaner look.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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