Rhododendron ‘Dark Lord’

(Dark Lord Rhododendron)


$54.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b

Quick Overview:

Dramatic merlot-red, ruffled blooms emerge on a neat, mounded plant. Deep red flowers against glossy, dark green foliage create a show-stopping explosion in your landscape.

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

Dark Lord Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Dark Lord'

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

4 to 5'

Width

4 t0 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

April/May

Flower Color

dark red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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