Rhododendron - Minnetonka, Rhododendron 'Minnetonka', produces an abundance of elegant light purple flowers and has dark green foliage; this combination create a stunning site in the landscape.
Minnetonka’s delicate blooms begin as a red-violet bud and then open to a light purple and are covered with vivid orange-yellow spots on the upper petal; flowers will literally cover this low-growing hybrid in midseason!
The shape of the mature plant is slightly wider than tall, which presents a formal appearance to the garden. Minnetonka is known as an outstanding hardy, compact, low growing, rhododendron.
This plant is perfect for foundation plantings or smaller gardens!
This easy care rhododendron needs excellent drainage, mulching and a peat moss soil additive. Roots will rot in poorly drained soil, so well-drained soil is a must!
Minnetonka requires regular watering, particularly in hot, dry weather; established plants can benefit from fertilization.
Rhododendrons are ornamental, acidic-soil loving broad-leaf evergreens and are ideal for shrub borders and informal hedges. The most favorable time to prune is when there are no flower buds in the early spring, just before growth begins.
This popular rhododendron would make a great addition to any landscape!
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Rhododendron 'Minnetonka'|
|Mature Height||3-4 feet|
|Mature Spread||4-5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|