Rhododendron - Holden
Winter Foliage and Rosy Blooms
The Rhododendron 'Holden', Rhododendron 'Holden', is a compact growing Rhododendron with glossy dark green foliage. The narrow leaves remain dark green throughout the winter.
Its rosy-red funnel-shaped flowers bloom midseason and are held in conical-shaped trusses. The flowers are lightly scented. Butterflies and Hummingbirds love them.
'Holden' loves to be planted with pre-moistened peat moss, and well-drained soil is a must!! The rhododendron root system is quite fibrous, compact and shallow; roots will rot in poorly drained soil, and this plant will not do well in windy sites.
It will mature to 4' with a 5' spread. It will thrive in full to part sun.
This plant is very fussy about soil conditions and it must have rich, acidic soils to ensure a healthy plant! Consider apply a thick mulch around the root zone in colder climates.
Holden is a relatively low maintenance shrub and should be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any current season’s flowers.
It likes full to part sun., but requires afternoon sun protection. Consider this rhododendron as a part of the landscape and plant it in a border or foundation planting with other shrubs.
*Rosy Funnel Shaped Blooms
*Rich, Moist, Acidic Soil
*Full to Part Sun
|Mature Height||4 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 feet|
|Mature Form||Compact, rounded|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Rose Red|