Korean Rhododendron

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Unexpected and beautiful! The Korean Rhododendron (Rhodendron yedoense var.poukhanense 'Compact') is a deciduous shrub with lovely, early spring flowers. Your Korean Rhododendron is beloved for its early spring blooms. The stunning, rosy-purple flowers display an eye-catching, funnel shape that will create an entrancing picture for your early spring landscape.

The flowers open successively from clusters of buds at the end of the shoots before the leaves even begin to unfurl. Having a Korean Rhododendron in your yard ensures that you'll be seeing many early butterflies and hummingbirds as they're drawn to the bright, vibrant blooms.

The 3-inch long leaves have pointed tips and bring your Korean Rhododendron a lush, green appearance throughout the summer months. Brush against a few of the elliptical leaves to enjoy their pleasing fragrance. When fall arrives, the foliage offers one last gasp of color with yellow and red shades for your autumn landscape.

Planting and Application:

A spectacular specimen and facer shrub alike, use these lower growing, wide-spreading accents anywhere around the garden! Plant in front of larger banks of bushes and skirting the trunks of larger trees where they'll happily thrive in the shade of their larger neighbors.

Plant some in a grouping in your front yard for an amazing early spring display. These would also be a terrific shrub border for your side yard, or even just one near a window would be a delightful way to watch spring welcomed in.

  • Spectacular Early Spring Bright Purple Blooms
  • Handsome Fragrant Foliage
  • Yellow & Reddish Fall Color
  • Low Border, Edging, Groundcover, Specimen & Accent
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This deciduous Rhododendron will grow approximately 2 1/2 feet tall with a 3-4 feet mature spread. It has an upright, rounded nature and prefers partial to full shade with moist soils, one thing Rhodendrons require is well-drained soil that's never soggy. Prune after flowering to ensure you won't miss a single bloom next year, wait too long and you may remove next year's display.

  • Full Shade & Partial Sun
  • Moderate, Consistent Moisture
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Cold Hardy!

Rhododendrons have always been prized for their remarkable spring color. Once you have a Korean Rhododendron in your yard, you'll wonder how you ever lived without one! Hurry and order this landscaping favorite 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
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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Korean Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhodendron yedoense var.poukhanense 'Compact'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Shiny Dark Green
Foliage Shiny Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering