Rhododendron for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery
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.
You’ll find a beautiful collection of rhododendron for sale at Nature Hills Nursery. Our selection of rhododendron shrubs include those 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 for this delightful garden staple. 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.
Order from Nature Hills Nursery for happy, healthy selections of high-quality rhododendron bushes. Our expert growers adore the vibrant Rhododendron family as much as you will.
What is the Difference Between Rhododendron and Azalea?
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 (more than 3 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 more than 1,100 varieties of rhododendrons. You can just imagine the vast spectrum of Rhododendron types of flowers across that wide range.
Special Azaleas are small Rhododendron-like shrubs.
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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.
When rhododendron bushes are in bloom, these prima donnas take their place as unmistakable focal points.
Rhododendron Landscaping Tips
You'll cherish a long row of large Rhododendron varieties as a privacy hedge. Create a private garden room with several tall Rhododendron bushes 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 rhododendron 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 the mature spread. You’ll find the mature spread and other details in the Plant Highlights section on the product pages of our website.
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.
Popular Rhododendron Flowering Shrubs at Nature Hills Nursery
Choose your favorite flower color, or filter by mature height or growing zone to see the best types of rhododendron to use in your area. You can also reach out to your local Agriculture Extension office to get expert local advice — for free. Here are some of the most popular rhododendron flowering shrubs:
- Durable Anah Kruschke Rhododendron performs beautifully in USDA growing zones 5 to 9.
- Vigorous White Catawba rhododendron enjoys a reputation for being easy care.
- Scintillating Nova Zembla is a crowd favorite of garden guests, butterflies and hummingbirds.
How to Plant Rhododendron Bushes
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; conduct soil testing as needed. Your soil needs to 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 1 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.
We only ship rhododendron and other plants when the growing time is right in your area. That means it's fine to plant your new rhododendron shrubs as soon as you receive them. In warm weather, ensure your new plants receive careful watering.
Pruning Tips for Rhododendron and Azaleas
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 size, taking both height and width into account to avoid creating an annual pruning task to control size.
Buy your Rhododendrons and Azaleas from Nature Hills Nursery when you see them in stock on our website. We sell out quickly and don’t want you to miss out. Enjoy.
Send us pictures, our whole team would love to see your gorgeous Rhododendrons in bloom. Check out the different types of rhododendron for sale, and place your order today.