Nov 12, 2019 - Explore Michelle Thomason's board "Rhododendron: Shade Tolerant" on Pinterest. The rhododendrons are all evergreen; ten of the azaleas are deciduous and one is evergreen. Rhododendrons range in size from tiny shrubs such as Rhododendron ‘Cilpinense’, R. lutescens and R. spinuliferum, with its red firecracker-like flowers, up to the impressive tree rhododendrons from the rainforests of the Himalayas in western China which reach 20-30m (up to 100′) tall. [Return to Top], Rhododendron carolinianum, the Carolina rhododendron, is a native American plant that grows wild in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 'P.J.M.' Plant them in spring or fall where winter damage is no hazard; otherwise, plant them only in spring, setting the balled-and-burlaped root balls in the soil no deeper than 12 inches. A choice white P.J.M rhododendron for shade is Molly Fordham. shade / largest leafed of all rhodies / magnificent: Skookum: red : May: 3'-20° sun or part shade: Songbird : deep purple blue: Mid April: 2½' -5° sun tolerant / makes a great low hedge: Starbright Champagne : cream with wine red throat: April: 3' 0° deeply cut bloom lobes and one inch calyx. It is generally dense under ideal conditions, but becomes more open in dense shade. It even blooms well in deep shade. More than 50 varieties of rhododendrons bloom between January and March. The combination frequently results in fungus which attacks new plant growth and eats away at the plant branch by branch. Its leaves are deciduous when the plant is young but evergreen in maturity, remaining on the plant all winter, though often changing color. Do not fertilize at the time of planting, as this might injure the roots, but water deeply. Royal azalea is hardy in Zones 4-8, to -25° F; flame and Kyushu azaleas and Carolina rhododendron in Zones 5-8, to -15° F; and 'King George', 'Snowlady' and R. williamsianum in Zones 7 and 8, to +5° F. All rhododendrons thrive in a cool, moist, acid soil. 'P.J.M'. A nice looking contrast with other plants. It grows approximately 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Fertilize lightly, as an excess of fertilizer will cause foliage burn more easily than on most rhododendrons. Because they do not develop seeds, the energy goes directly toward producing flowers. Viola odorata: a rhizomatous perennial, forming a loose mat of heart-shaped leaves with fragrant violet or white flowers 2cm (¾in) across in late winter and early spring. hybrid rhododendrons. Densely branched, it is covered with flower buds that are hardy to -30F and open bright red. Royal azaleas bloom in the spring. Many azaleas (Rhododendron species and hybrids) will do fine in shade… in acid soil. A very low growing rhododendron cultivar. This page was created in Adobe GoLive and BBEdit by, Index for Henning's Rhododendron & Azalea Pages. BEST plants for 30 tough garden sites: dry shade, slopes, lakeshores, all locations that call for tough, durable plants. A vigorous plant that has good foliage and will grow in more difficult areas. It is best in light shade to preserve the blooms. May 25, 2019 - Explore Betty Knapp's board "Rhododendron care" on Pinterest. It has a good tolerance for relatively dry conditions, does well in part shade and is suitable for growing in zones 3 to 9. Come autumn, all the leaves will fall off. They are very hardy, among the hardiest and most shade tolerant rhododendrons. Other deciduous azaleas: Most deciduous azaleas do well in full sun and frequently are poor bloomers in the shade. Adding to my dry-shade condition was my chert soil. Form is rounded and the foliage is leathery and dark green until fall when it turns almost purplish. 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