Rhododendron ‘President Roosevelt’

(President Roosevelt Rhododendron)


$54.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A stunning evergreen with prominently variegated foliage and blooms. A sprawling habit with deep green leaves, each accented with an irregularly-shaped, bright golden yellow center. Provides multi-season interest in the landscape. Rounded trusses of vibrant, red flowers with visible white centers explode in spring. An exceptional specimen plant.

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

President Roosevelt Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'President Roosevelt'

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

5'

Width

5'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white and red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

variegated-green/yellow

Deer Resistant

Yes

Container/Amount

2 gallon

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