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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
Ships:
July 29th, 2014
List: $29.95
Sale: $20.07
6 at $19.07 ea.
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Size:  3 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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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.


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Red Rhododendron
Fertilizer Tablets
Red Rhododendron

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


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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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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Red Rhododendron can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

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Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

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. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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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%


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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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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) · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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