Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron

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SKU
10002239

Radiant pale yellow blooms await you! Every Rhododendron is pretty, but Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Holden's Solar Flair') seems very special, with luminescent pale yellow blooms that burst forth from rose pink buds! Something about the combination of that gleaming yellow with the deep, glossy green leaves feels very fresh and modern!

Holden's Solar Flair is not without spice, either! Each bloom is daubed with a fiery "splotch" of garnet. Never overpowering, that red instead adds some extra "oomph" to this compact shrub. Plus it gives pollinators and Hummingbirds a bullseye to zone in on! Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron is an easy selection to live with and loves all year around. Even after the blooms are done, the attractive broad-leaved evergreen is gorgeous year-round!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8 where it is heat and cold-tolerant, maturing 3-4 feet in height and width! These flowering evergreens are fantastic spring bloomers and very easy to grow! The long glossy foliage is deep green and the entire shrub has a very tropical vibe!

Planting and Application:

Use Holden's Solar Flair as a standout specimen and focal point among your mixed shrub borders! As fantastic year-round backdrops and foundation plantings, these Rhododendrons kick your curb appeal up a few notches and are sure to get your landscape noticed all year long! It has a compact and exotic nature that makes it ideal as a container planting on your back patio, as poolside planting, as low privacy hedge, or in a porch planter, and is perfectly suited for smaller gardens as anchors and specimen plantings!

Create a low hedge near your patio or consider using them in pollinator borders, cottage gardens, modern plantings, and upscale urban gardens in the dappled shade. Solar Flair contrasts beautifully with other spring bloomers, like Iris and Peonies. Or extend a monochromatic display with overlapping yellow Roses such as Popcorn Drift® or Sunny Knock Out® that will bloom the rest of the growing season!

  • Gorgeous Pale Yellow Flowers
  • Big Blooms & Big Trusses
  • Attractive Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Hummingbird, Butterfly & Bee-Friendly!
  • Great Container Plant, Specimen, Vibrant Accent & Four-Season Color

#ProPlantTips For Care

Rhododendrons naturally grow in the thin soil of mountainous slopes with good drainage and do well in part shade or sun. Remember not to plant these shallow-rooted plants too deeply. Mound them up in a hill of extra soil; leaving an inch or two of the root ball showing. They won't do well in poorly draining soil, but you'll need to plan to keep this beauty evenly watered.

Check on your soil by digging a hole and pouring a bucket of water into it. Does it take longer than 10 minutes to drain? If so, you'll need to improve the drainage by creating a mound or raised bed 18 inches tall. Amend the soil with pine needle compost and perlite pellets. You'll then bring a three-inch layer of mulch up around the base of the plant. Last, pull the mulch back away from touching the stems. Water consistently during the first season. Thereafter, you'll want to give them regular deep drinks when the weather gets dry. Once established, this is a low-maintenance shrub, and what a beauty!

Prune to shape, but wait until after the blooms are finished! Don't wait too long, as you might accidentally trim off next year's flowers. Weed your plantings regularly. Avoid underplanting near your Rhododendrons to give the roots room to spread. Feed with slow-release fertilizer for acid-loving, ericaceous plants. Follow the label directions for timing and application rates.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Low Maintenance in Slightly-Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After Spring Flowers Fade
  • Low Maintenance & Easy to Grow Once Established

Please place your order as soon as you see the Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron in stock, we've only got a limited number of this high-demand variety! Shipped to your doorstep from NatureHills.com!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Rhododendrons?

Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched, and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.

How big do Rhododendrons get?

Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron can grow 3-4 feet in height and width, when grown in optimal conditions.

Are Rhododendrons low maintenance?

Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.

What is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas?

All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.

How Do I Find Azaleas and Rhododendrons for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Holden's Solar Flair Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Holden's Solar Flair'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering