Anah Kruschke Rhododendron

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Vivid red-throated purple blooms! Consistently rated as one of the most durable selections, the compact broad-leaved evergreen, Anah Kruschke Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke') is a knock-out with long-lasting spicy magenta-red flowers opening from showy purple buds in spring!

If you love the gorgeous leaves and blooms of broad-leaved evergreen Rhododendrons but suffer through long, hot, sticky summers, take a look at this variety! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, Anah Kruschke is easy-to-grow and can handle a wide variety of climates and conditions!

Every bee, butterfly, and Hummingbird will drop by for the spring buffet! Make sure you plant yours outside a frequently passed window to be able to enjoy the bright flowering display! Be sure to leave enough room for it to spread to its mature height of 5-6 feet and 3-4 foot width.

How to Use Orchid Lights Azalea In The Landscape

A single spring specimen lights up the landscape! Use this wonderful broad-leaved evergreen variety as part of a mixed foundation planting or backyard landscape plan. You won't want to prune it and miss any of this fantastic floral show! For fantastic screening and privacy hedges, or pinpoint privacy in groupings, this Rhododendron will surround you in soothing peace and tranquility!

A year-round anchor and backdrop plant, Anah Kruschke softens the corners of a building or garden bed, or fills the corner of a fenceline with these pretty flowering ornamentals! You will truly appreciate the winter interest and your wildlife will love the year-round shelter from the elements. Add spring color to mixed shrub borders, or create a solid screen by planting 3 feet apart on center.

  • Pinkish-White Petals & Pinkish Purple Stripe
  • Repeat Blooming Bi-Color Flowers
  • Fast Growing Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Wonderful Repeat Blooms Spring Through Fall!
  • Hedges, Containers, Accents & Anchors, Specimens & Four Season Color

#ProPlantTips For Care

Get the best from this beautiful Rhododendron variety by selecting a well-drained site in a dappled light shade, but in cooler planting zones it can handle full sun. These are low maintenance, but they definitely need good draining soil. Preferring highly organic, enriched, and well-drained soil. Sandy loam is great, but clay? Not so much.

If needed, create a berm or raised bed 18 inches tall, and amend the soil in that bed with both pine fine compost and perlite pellets. Did you know you can improve the drainage of your soil by either creating a raised bed or by "mounding up"? You'll also "mound up" when planting your Rhododendron, the planting hole should only be about 2/3 as deep as the soil level. Leave about two inches of the root ball sticking up above the new soil level, then cover the whole thing with a deep layer of acidic mulch (pine needles are great!).

Never let the mulch touch the stem of your plants, just heap it in a circle all around that stem. Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted, so keep them well mulched with acidic mulches like pine needles and pull any weeds that dare invade their space. Prune only immediately after flowering or you'll miss out on those fantastic blooms next spring!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Thrives in Moist to Moderate Moisture
  • Organic, Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Widely-Adaptable
  • Prune After Flowering Only

Trust us, if you love the look of Anah Kruschke Rhododendron, taking a few extra steps to secure her happiness in your landscape is well worth the time! This beautiful plant is so special. Order today at NatureHills.com!

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?

Anah Kruschke Rhododendron can reach 5-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet 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.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

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

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

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!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Anah Kruschke Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Enriched Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Moist
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering