Rhododendron ‘Impeditum’

('Impeditum', Rhododendron)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

A truly dwarf evergreen rhododendron with tight compact form. This tiny plant fits well in the shady rock garden as a niche plant or used en mass. Protect from drying winter winds.

Description

Best grown in acidic, humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, moisture-retentive but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers a sun dappled shade. Plant in a location protected from strong winter winds. Good soil drainage is essential (doesn’t like "wet feet"). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Shallow, fibrous root systems (do not cultivate around plants) will benefit greatly from a mulch (e.g., wood chips, bark or pine needles) to help retain moisture and stabilize soil temperatures. Roots must never be allowed to dry out. Acidify soils as needed. Clip off spent flower clusters immediately after bloom as practicable.

Additional information

Common Name

'Impeditum', Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Impeditum'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

to 1 ft.

Width

to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

May

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

grey-green

Deer Resistant

No

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