Rhododendron Hachmann's Polaris

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Bright Pink Ombre Rhododendron ‘Hachmann's Polaris’!

  • Glorious Two-Tone Blooms
  • Ruffled Bright-Pink Petals
  • Curiously Fuzzy Leaves
  • Broadleaf Evergreen Foliage
  • Compact, Dense Growth
  • Mounding, Spreading Form
  • Profuse Spring Bloomer!
  • Dappled Sun Borders
  • Butterflies & Hummingbirds!
  • Low Maintenance, Deadheading Free

New and improved form, the Rhododendron 'Hachmann's Polaris' (Rhododendron 'Hachmann's Polaris'), is a compact, mounding shrub that fits easily into any sized garden design!

Featuring densely packed, uniquely fuzzy foliage - something you don't see on Rhododendrons that often, really takes broadleaf evergreens up a notch!

A profuse bloomer, 'Hachmann's Polaris' produces large clusters of vivid flowers. Blooming from a young age, this Rhododendron continues to put on a show each spring! These frilly pink flowers, with ruffled darker edgings, cover the plant in late midseason and create a lovely ombre effect!

Emerging from darker burgundy-red buds open into superbly bright-pink, ruffled blooms. Each petal fades to have light pink, almost white throats. These gorgeous blooms are irresistible to local bees and butterflies, plus those funnel-shaped blooms attract hummingbirds!

Set against amazingly deep, dark-green foliage, the blooms just shine! The glossy leaves have a hint of indumentum (peach fuzz!) on the underside! Young plants are very dense and compact, spreading wide with age. Even when not in bloom, this compact Rhododendron holds those leaves and color all winter!

How to Use Rhododendron Hachmann's Polaris In The Landscape

That gloriously dark foliage looks amazing as a backdrop to other shrubs and perennials. Adding mystery and depth to the landscape with a designer's touch!

Use 'Hachmann's Polaris' as an opulent hedge, just short enough to define your space instead of overtaking it, yet tall enough to offer privacy year-round! An amazing low screening plant, you and your neighbors won't mind this living fence!

Those vivid blooms and dark evergreen presence really show their stuff when planting 'Hachmann's Polaris' in drifts and en masse. Feeling right at home in the dappled sun at the base of a tree line, in woodland areas with partial shade, and edge-of-the-forest plantings.

Adding elegance around patios, bumping up the curb appeal as a shady foundation planting and dramatically flanking entrances and walkways!

That tricky shady, moist area on the side of the house or garage will become the highlight of your property with a row of these beauties!

#ProPlantTips For Care

'Hachmann's Polaris' really only does best in part shade, whether that is morning sun with adequate afternoon shade, or continuous dappled sun all day.

Requiring cooler, moist soils that are slightly acidic, lime-free soils that are rich in organic matter and have the capacity to retain plenty of moisture in dry weather. These will benefit greatly from a nice layer of mulch. At least 3-4 inches thick, this mulch layer over the root system will keep the roots cool, insulate them from the winter's chill and hold in moisture!

Winter hardy in growing zones 5 through 8, be sure when choosing a planting location to avoid hot, dry areas, openly exposed sites, or low-lying places that are prone to become frost pockets.

If pruning would be required, trim only right after the flowers are done in spring. You and your butterflies won't want to miss the spring show!

Give Nature Hills a call as soon as you see this new improved beauty become available and add some dramatic beauty to your landscape with Rhododendron 'Hachmann's Polaris' today!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Rhododendron Hachmann's Polaris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Hachmann's Polaris'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No