Dedicating room in your landscape to include Rhododendrons shrubs is not a challenge; but a must! Enjoy the fabulous trusses of incredible flowers that are held from top to bottom of these robust broad-leaved evergreen shrubs.
NatureHills.com offers a beautiful collection with amazing flower color options, reblooming capabilities, and many different mature size options. Many of the selections hold their leaves year-round, and some have absolutely incredible fall color too.
Professional plant breeders have developed amazing colors, flower forms, and reblooming capabilities. Bloom colors range from pure white, to pinks, yellows and oranges, reds, and many lavender, lilac and purple hues.
Showy blotches of color at the throat add to the visual impact of several cultivars. It's said these blotches entice pollinators to come for a visit!
Rhododendrons are broad-leaved evergreens that add year-round beauty to your landscape. Give them well-drained, ericaceous soil and limited sun exposure.
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All Azaleas are included in the Rhododendron genus. However, not all Rhododendrons are Azaleas.
Rhododendrons are typically larger, evergreen shrubs. Unlike Azaleas, Rhododendrons hold their bell-shaped blooms in rounded flower clusters above ovate foliage.
Typically, varieties with larger leaves (over three inches long) also sport larger flowers. But hybrid varieties can and do deliver a wonderful mix of attributes from both parents.
Look closely, as Rhododendron blooms feature many more stamens than Azaleas do. Of course, there are over 1,100 varieties...imagine the vast spectrum of Rhododendron types of flowers across that wide range!
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Rhododendrons are found in the wild across much of the mountainous regions. In America, miles and miles of native "Rhodys" light up the Appalachian mountains in springtime.
Add a collection of these spectacular early spring-blooming shrubs. Rhododendrons will become an inspired structural element of your garden design.
In bloom? These prima donnas take their place as unmistakable focal points!
You'll cherish a long row of large Rhododendron varieties as a privacy hedge! Create a private garden room with several tall Rhododendrons curved around your outdoor seating area.
If you have mature trees on your property, keep Rhododendron evergreen shrubs as a wonderfully informal mass in the understory layer. Pop small Rhododendron bushes near your walkway or path.
Bring plenty of drama with purple Polarnacht Rhododendron. These dwarf shrubs can also be grown in oversized outdoor containers for 20 years or more with proper care.
Block a view with Rhododendron screening. These durable shrubs add value to your property!
Can't choose between red flowers and pink flowers? Use them both!
Mix and match your favorites for a bespoke look that is customized to make you smile. Use light-colored flowers further away to make your property look larger.
Thickly-branched rounded shrubs can be used in long hedges. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next, using the smallest number given for Mature Spread.
A boost of Rhododendron privacy is a boon in today's hectic world. Rest and relax in a lush space all year-long.
They also make terrific accent plants. Use large Rhododendron varieties to anchor your foundation plantings on the north side of your home.
Try one near your entrance, or run a hedge along the length of your side yard. The effect of that world-renowned Rhododendron charm can't be understated.
Choose your favorite flower color, or filter by Mature Height or Growing Zone to see your best option. You can also reach out to your local Agriculture Extension office to get expert local advice...for free!
Planting a Rhododendron bush involves an understanding of your property. Evergreen Rhododendron trees bloom best in full sun or partial shade; with at least four hours of sunlight a day.
Plant them in protected locations where they won't be exposed to wind, which can dry out these evergreen plants. They do need to have some sun to make the best flower display.
Some will flower in shade and others tolerate full sun. Study the Plant Highlights to determine the best plants for your home.
Plant Rhododendrons in rich, acidic soil; so conduct soil testing as needed. It should be high in organic matter, and must drain well.
American Rhododendron Society recommends a soil pH between 4.5 and 6. If you have alkaline soil, consider growing your Rhododendron in garden containers with acid-lovers soil mix!
These mountain natives resent having wet roots. Mound up with additional soil, or plant them "high" with an inch of nursery soil showing to improve your drainage.
Look for higher elevation on your lot, if you have it. Rhodos love well-drained soils on slopes, as water will shed quickly away.
Their root systems are shallow, so keep the surrounding area weeded. They will appreciate Nature Hills Root Booster to support the tiny feeder roots.
Take care of a Rhododendron bush with consistent watering and an annual application of fertilizer. This is especially important for large, potted Rhododendrons.
Add pine needle mulch over the roots to keep them healthy. Reapply as needed each year, and keep the mulch away from touching the main stems.
It's fine to plant your new shrubs anytime our growers are actively shipping into your area. In warm weather, ensure your new plants receive careful watering.
The best rule of thumb for pruning Rhododendrons and Azaleas is to wait until the flowers are done. Immediately following the first bloom is the best time to prune your plants.
Remember that Rhododendron will bloom on old wood from last year, so don't delay. Pruning at other times of the year will eliminate the flower buds that have already been formed at the branch tips.
Study the Plant Highlights to see how tall each Rhododendron variety will grow. Plan for their mature feet tall and wide to avoid creating an annual pruning task to control size.
Buy your Rhododendrons and Azaleas from NatureHills.com when you see them in stock on our site. We'll hold your order and ship when the time is right for planting in your area.
Enjoy! Send us pictures, our whole team would love to see your gorgeous Rhododendrons in bloom.