Honey Butter Rhododendron

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SKU
10002240

Rhododendron lovers get really excited for spring, and all you need to do is look at the pictures of the blooms to understand why! The exotic-looking big blooms of the specialty selection Honey Butter Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Honey Butter') are a total dream, with brilliant, multi-colored trusses!

Smooth yellow throats brighten into orange, then turn seashell pink along the perimeter of the petals. From a distance, the whole thing reads as coral, but up close? You'll delight in spending time studying this unique colorway. Every flower is a one-of-a-kind creation. Who needs the beach sunset when you have these plants?

The massive displays of bright, coral blooms are irresistible to butterflies, bees, and Hummingbirds! Backed by an attractive flush of broadleaved evergreen foliage that stays on all year, which you'll love. This is a fantastic easy-to-grow shrub, but it does need fast-draining, acidic soil for the best performance! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9, these are heat and shade-tolerant ornamental broad-leaved evergreen shrubs!

Planting and Application:

Plant several Honey Butters in a low, curving hedge along your patio, or grow them in large containers near a comfy seating area. Add to perimeter plantings as a lovely screen or hedge for privacy. You and your guests will want to spend time nearby. You'll stop calling the season "Spring" and start calling it by the right name, "Rhododendron Time".

A traditional choice for Asian-inspired gardens, and as specimen planting to light up the mixed shrub border. This moderately-sized shrub has a mounding form, with lustrous green foliage. Making it an excellent accent plant, or for mass plantings to really draw the eye with that spring display! Mixing wonderfully with other mid-sized year-round evergreen shrubs along rock walls and fences.

  • Amazing Large Buttery Coral Flowers
  • Attractive Evergreen Foliage
  • Tall Trusses of Showy Flowers in Spring
  • Bright Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Attract Bees Butterflies & Hummingbirds!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Honey Butter Rhododendrons love the partial shade, that's either dappled shade all day, or morning sun with afternoon shade. Sandy Loam is perfect. Rhododendrons appreciate mulched, organic soil that's enriched and very well-drained. Best in moist soil and not clay. Improve the drainage by creating a mound or raised bed 18 inches tall.

Plant them high, with several inches of root ball showing above ground. Then, "mound up" around them with a layer of mulch without touching the stem. Keep these evenly moist. This is a very shallow-rooted plant, so please pull weeds just as soon as you see them appear. It's best to prune only right after the flowers are done so the new growth that develops after flowering will make flower buds for next spring.

  • Partial Shade & Dappled Shade
  • Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Prefers Acidic Soil
  • Prune Only Immediately After Flowering
  • Low Maintenance in Well-Drained Soil

Order the magnificent Honey Butter Rhododendron selection today! Order your own vibrant spring plants from the Rhododendron from the experts at Nature Hills Nursery before this amazing plant sells out!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant an Azalea bush?

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 does an Azalea bush get?

Honey Butter Rhododendron can reach around 4 feet tall and wide in optimal conditions.

Are Azalea bushes 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 Azalea and Rhododendron Bushes 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!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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

Honey Butter Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Honey Butter'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering