Rhododendron ‘Trude Webster’

(Trude Webster Rhododendron)



Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Trude Webster offers perfect, gigantic trusses of a clear pink flowers with ruffled edges and dark pink spotting on the dorsal lobe. Awarded the first Superior Plant Award, the highest award possible for a rhododendron.

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

Trude Webster Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Trude Webster'

Container/Amount

10 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

5 ft.

Width

5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid spring

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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