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Red Rhododendron

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These evergreen rhododendrons are so easy to grow. They will enhance your landscape no matter where you plant them. And the color!

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Red Rhododendron

Heat Tolerant Shrub with Giant Red Blooms

Size:  1 Gallon

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Planting Mix for Shrubs and Hedges
Planting Mix

Helps your Red Rhododendron get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Red Rhododendron
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


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This extremely heat tolerant Rhododendron has huge red blooms in the spring. 

This super heat tolerant Rhododendron can go where no rhododendron has ever gone before. This variety thrives in direct sunlight or partial shade. 

Popular for their huge clusters of vibrant Red flowers (clusters of 8-10 flowers each), AND easy to grow! 

These shrubs are adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and climates. They are even drought tolerant, meaning you don't have to worry about installing cumbersome soaker hoses. 

No matter what kind of landscape you have, your new Rhododendrons will compliment it with its explosion of huge clusters of gigantic red flowers. 

So many ways to use this versatile garden beauty – 

• In gardens 
• Near walkways 
• Along your property border 
• As a hedgerow 
• In groupings to bring stunning color in the spring months. 

You can grow them just about anywhere you want! 

Your Fast Growing Trees rhododendron will be shipped in a large 3 Gallon container, ensuring you receive an established and mature-sized plant. Many of our competitors only offer small sizes, which will take years to reach an appealing height. 

You’ll be excited about your new rhododendrons. Watch them quickly fill in voids with scarlet blooms and glossy foliage, not found in any other specimen.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 4 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Rhododendron
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Red Rhododendron


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Rhododendron.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Rhododendron gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Rhododendron again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I have two rhodies, they appeared to be dead this spring. One came out of it early and the other was much slower. Should I have cut them back last fall or early this spring? Also, they have tons of the "berries" leftovers from flowers - should they have been cut off?
Sandra R on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Prune your Rhododendron in mid winter/early spring. Trim the branches, and behind the blooms. Make the cuts at 45 degree angles facing upward to promote new growth.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Is this Rhododendron deer resistant?
Kathi on Sep 26, 2014
Best Answer: We are in Kansas zone 7, and do have deer around. But so far they have not bothered the Rhodies... Good luck.
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Can they grow in an area with all shade? If not, can you suggest a flowering shrub that will do best in an all shade location in Southern CA?
Gina E on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: My red rhododendrons are growing in sun and shade. They are a beautiful red color.
I live in Delaware.
Reply · Report · Lillian P on Jul 8, 2014
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Can it grow during winter?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: I bought the plant when it was pretty small in June. It may have produce one or two flowers - I probably should have fed it and watered it more. Colorado had a colder winter than normal, and I thought the rhododendron was a goner, but it survived. It is still small and I'm waiting to see if it produces more flowers this summer or fall. I plan to protect it this winter. Hope this response is helpful.
Reply · Report · Olaff H on Jun 30, 2014
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If you have over watered these plants can they be saved? If so how?
Brian M on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Do you have it potted or in the ground? Sometimes they can be salvaged by potting, if it is a young plant chances are you are out of luck. Pick up holly tone to fertilize it follow the directions. They like moist soil but the roots will rot and kill the plant if the soil is muddy.
Reply · Report · Adam F on Jun 9, 2014
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I love this plant, but I live in Parkland, Florida. In Broward county. Can I still grow them?
Sandra R on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Parkland Florida gets a little too hot for the Red Rhododendron.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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is there any variety of Rhododendrons that will grow in the Delta Area of northern California?
Donna B on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: Rhododendrons are very sensitive and can't get too hot or too cold. Azaleas are much tougher and would do better in your area.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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Do you think this plant would do well in Central Texas? There are many months that we go without rain during the summer.
A shopper on Sep 26, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
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$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.