Rhododendron ‘Unique Marmalade’

(Unique Marmalade Rhododendron)


$59.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A magical rhododendron hybrid created by the late Joe Davis of Sumner, Washington by crossing the light pink flowering R. ‘Unique’ with the orange rhododendron R. ‘Orange Marmalade’. The resulting hybrid looks very orange in color from a distance. When you get close there is a blend of pink and yellow in the flower. The flower trusses are rounded clusters that are presented nicely, and cover the plant. This hybrid has very nice rounded foliage, and makes a very attractive specimen in the garden.

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

Unique Marmalade Rhododendron

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

5 ft.

Width

5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

Orange-yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

variegated-green/yellow

Deer Resistant

Yes

Container/Amount

2 gallon

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