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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!


Red Rhododendron

Heat Tolerant Shrub with Giant Red Blooms


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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.

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DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

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 needed 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 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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Great in Central Texas.....
I bought 3 Lavender and 3 Red Rhododendrons and plnted them in very large containers as soon as I got them, only because I wasn't positive where I'd plant them.
They were all about 12 inches tall and had really good strong leaves, and a few had buds on them.
Since planting in the planters in July, they have almost tripled in size and width. The leaves are very strong and there are buds everywhere!
The temps here in Copperas Cove in the summer were at
least 100-108 every single day, without rain. I watered every day as they sat on my porch and the heat was strong on the cement.
I used a mix of Top, Tree and Manure for dirt and also use a Fish Emulsion , and they are doing extremely well.
We'll see how they do over the winter!
I can't wait for Spring so I can see all the beautiful blooms!
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November 11, 2014
Copperas Cove, TX, US
Purchased
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Red Rhododendron
The 2 red rhododendrons are doing great and growing.

Sandra Kay
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July 24, 2015
Grantham, NH, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
My Red pride
I love my flowers. They sparkled. I have the most beautiful flowers in my front near my glass door. people drive by my house just to see them. They complete my flower garden bed.
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July 27, 2015
Easton, PA, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
wonderful looking
arrived in great condition and I'm now looking forward to see it next year. This hot spell of 90 degree weather has not phased it in the least Hardy
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
6
red rhodedredon
This one is dying on us despite lookingafter it like a baby.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
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will this red rhododendron bush grow in full shade?
keisha b on Jun 11, 2015
Best Answer: Pretty much all Rhododendrons like full sun to dappled shade. In full, dense shade, they tend to get leggy and produce few blooms.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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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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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.
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Is this Rhododendron deer resistant?
Kathi on Sep 26, 2014
Best Answer: While Rhododendron is not at the top of the list for Deer's Favorite Treats, we all know that a hungry deer will eat most anything. So, the bottom line is that Rhododendron is deer resistant, but not deer proof.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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is this plant evergreen?
paul G on Jul 28, 2015
Best Answer: My Red Rhododendron has keep its green leaves throughout the year. I have several other rhododendrons in my landscape and they do as well. I live in middle TN where it can get quite cold in the winter. I hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Betty H on Jul 29, 2015
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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: Southern California is prpbably not a good place to grow Rhododendron. You might look at an Abutilon, a Coprosma, or a Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia) plant, all of which grow and bloom in the shade.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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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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My son has a red rhododendron and I want to take a slip from it and root it, then plant it. Can this be done?
Elsie N on Jun 12, 2015
Best Answer: With the proper care, and as long as the roots aren't damaged it should do fine.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2015
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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
Best Answer: I have a question. I am buying a home in the north Georgia mountains and the rhododendrons are just now blooming. I have three of them and they will need pruning after blooming because they have gotten too high. Will it be ok to prune them after blooming or do I have to wait until next winter or early spring?
Reply · Report · Mary M on May 8, 2015
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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.
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