Rhododendron- Landmark Red
Enjoy cheerful spring color from this compact midseason bloomer that produces showy trusses of wavy-edged, deep fuchsia-pink flowers with a faint scarlet spotting. More sun tolerant than most, the small, dark green leaves turn bronze in the winter. Highly effective as an accent or hedge. Evergreen.
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.