General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 5 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 5 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Bright red with darker splotches; blooms can fade to pink when grown in bright sun.
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Child plants: 2 child plants

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  • Rhododendron

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-05-30
 5:40 pm. A classic beauty.
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
Date: 2023-11-19
Nova Zembla, with bumble bee just landed.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-05-26
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-05-30
 5:36 pm. Branches bending to reach the light.

Date: 2018-05-22
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-05-30
 4:59 pm. Rich velvety buds.
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-06-13
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 21 May 2015
Even on an overcast day, two Nova flower trusses show bright colo
Location: Bluestone garden
Date: 2011-0531
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 5-2008
Location: Iowa
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-06-13
Location: Derwood, MD
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-06-07
Location: Bluestone garden
Date: 2011-0531
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Date: 2017-06-14
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-06-07
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2012-05-10
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-05-06
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: Bluestone garden
Date: 2011-0528
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Illinois
Date: 2018-09-18
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Illinois
Date: 2018-09-18
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: April 29, 2012
photo by James Steakley
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2012-05-10
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2012-05-10
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-05-31

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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Photo courtesy of Rhododendrons Direct. Used with permission.
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NikkiGerena On June 1, 2017 Bloomed
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Planted in flower bed today.
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