Free Shipping on Orders $125+

You are in Growing Zone:


  Hurry... (Ends in )

9am-6pm EST

Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
  • Red Rhododendron for Sale

    Red Rhododendron for Sale

*images shown are of mature plants

Red Rhododendron



1. Size

  • Delivered by: Friday, August 24

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Red Rhododendron Planting Mix

Helps your Red Rhododendron get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- 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.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4 ft.

Mature Width:

4 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2-3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:


Does Not Ship To:


Heat Tolerant Shrub with Giant Red Blooms

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 1 Gallon or 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.

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
30 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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!
November 11, 2014
Copperas Cove, TX
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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.
July 27, 2015
Easton, PA
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Red Rhodies
I have ordered many plants from various sites and this by far was perfect. items came super fast and were better than healthy!! Everything is doing great and I can't wait to see how they thrive in the future. THANKS!!!!!
May 11, 2016
Abingdon, VA
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
July 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Red Rhododendron
The 2 red rhododendrons are doing great and growing.

Sandra Kay
July 24, 2015
Grantham, NH
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
I'm waiting for fall to plant, but they arrived just as any other plant I have bought from Fast Growing Trees - in perfect condition and ready to bloom! Within a couple of weeks after arrival, I had three plants with big beautiful fuschia red blooms.
May 11, 2016
Olathe, KS
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
What a beautiful plant, Why oh Why didn't I find this garden center earlier. So nice and big and so healthy not what like I got from some BIG NAME GARDEN CENTER. I wish you would sell more then just trees and shrubs but what you do you do it well.
May 11, 2016
Cleveland, OH
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Excellent Plant & Value
I received my Nova Zembla Rhododendron today and I'm very pleased. The plant arrived "safe and sound" with no sign of shipment stress. The plant is now in the ground here in coastal Virginia, and looks great.
Thanks again for the great service.
March 28, 2016
Growing Zone:
Love the rhododendrons
I planted 3 in late February right before an 8 inch snow, but they have all done well and quickly sprouted 4-5 inches from March-April. Will add a photo once they bloom
June 14, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
The rhododendron came in amazing shape; no brown leaves or broken limbs. I was looking for a hearty rhododendron and I found it. It's thriving.
June 20, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 28 questions Browse 28 questions and 89 answers
Why did you choose this? Store
Beauty and hardiness.
Dawn D on Jul 27, 2018
We have a purple one, I have never seen a red one, I thought it was pretty and will go well on the other side of the porch
Catherina L on Jul 5, 2018
Beauty and hardiness.
Dawn D on Jul 27, 2018
for a funeral to be placed at the graveside. It will live and does well in the ohio environment
Rita L on Jul 15, 2018
We have a purple one, I have never seen a red one, I thought it was pretty and will go well on the other side of the porch
Catherina L on Jul 5, 2018
Everything I've ordered so far has been beautiful and healthy and it arrived when they said it was going to bought roses not too long ago got them planted and they're growing like crazy
Reshond k on Jun 8, 2018
Their color and size.
Luana W on May 14, 2018
Hardiness & color.
Linda H on May 6, 2018
hummingbird plants and does well in my area
Sharon C on Mar 1, 2018
A beautiful entrance to my garden of tranquil moments inspiring a warm fire in my fire pit.
Verlene B on Feb 19, 2018
Drought tolerant
Kathryn O on Feb 17, 2018
The color of the foliage and flowers make this a great accent plant for almost any location.
Gerald K on Jan 20, 2018
We loved the color of the flowers. Unfortunately, out of the three we purchased, one didn't survive. Uncertain as to why, but hopefully the others will grow as they should.
SARAH M on Dec 29, 2017
I love the color for our new landscaping.
Lori Y on Nov 9, 2017
Sheila W on Oct 27, 2017
there wasn't white
charles l on Oct 27, 2017
My wife and son like this color and it fits the landscaping spot
Hardin C on Jun 24, 2017
I love pink and colorful flowers .Anything that can grow in my back yard .
Cinthy H on Jun 21, 2017
I was looking for a planting that would add some "pop" at the front door of my home. I like the shiny leaves of the rhododendron and Red is my favorite color.
Donald S on Jun 19, 2017
Ornament/border. We love our rhodies in New England!
Frank B on Jun 19, 2017
I had this shrub at our last home and was unable to bring it with me to our new home.
Marguerite R on Jun 19, 2017
It looks nice.
Vitaly Z on Jun 16, 2017
The color intensity stood out and the shape of the flowers. I want this in my yard.
Janis P on May 23, 2017
I've been searching extensively for a red rhododendron/Azalea, but local nurseries here in St. Paul didn't have that variety. From your zone map, I gather this plant is hardy in Minnesota. Thanks for helping me out! Mary Joy
Mary Joy B on May 21, 2017
Replace a couple of ones that are 12 years old.
Sondra M on May 21, 2017
the flowers are big and can be seen from afar
alexandra c on May 6, 2017
My mom loves the ones I sent her years ago.

She talks about how beautiful they look this time of year in Illinois. It's for Mother's Day 😊🇺🇸
Mary M on May 5, 2017
love rhododendron....
Barbara L on May 5, 2017
LOVE the RED color
Jackie M on Apr 30, 2017
I'm looking for a bright red Rhododendron to fill in between some purple lilacs. At a matrue height of 4 feet it should fill the space nicely and add contrast!
Chris S on Apr 20, 2017
Elizabeth j C on Apr 20, 2017
want color. these are hardy enough for mid lower Michigan. replacing burning bushes that continue growing rogue.
Lowell M on Apr 16, 2017
I grew up in Georgia and always admired the rhododendron when we visited the mountains, my mother had one in her yard and I want to see if I can grow one in Oklahoma.
Vivian C on Apr 13, 2017
Albert Keller J on Apr 12, 2017
red color and blooms
Ron W on Apr 11, 2017
I had luck with two I had ordered previously and they are absolutely beautiful when in bloom and I enjoy the green all year round.
Jill G on Mar 27, 2017
Looks beautiful
Cynthia W on Mar 13, 2017
Want to add color to the flower bed where I plan to put it plus because it is a evergreen plant that will stay green for the entire year.
Kenneth G on Feb 14, 2017
Impressed with the quality. Hope this comes true when we actually see the plant.
S K K on Aug 29, 2016
Loved the fact that these are very tolerable of full sun exposure. We've established a bed along the driveway that includes the soft touch holly and the autumn embers encore azalea that should offer a perennial green exposure with bright colored flowers through 6-8 months of the year.
Jack B on Aug 22, 2016
I have several Rhododendrons in my back yard and wanted the red one, since I do not have that color.
Dave L on Jul 23, 2016
I bought this purple Rhododendron to complement the red, will be planting on the boundary line of our property. Love Fast growing trees, their plants are of such high quality.
Shiralee B on Jun 24, 2016
Survived the winter and coming back strong.
psjh1 on Apr 21, 2016
Was looking for a striking colored bush for the side of our house and this one fit the bill.
Carolyn S on Apr 5, 2016
Good early spring pollinator for our bee's. Also very pretty and grows well everywhere around us.
Adam C on Apr 2, 2016
Mother likes
Calvin C on Mar 20, 2016
I need bushes that can take the sun and drought and color.
DIANA T on Mar 17, 2016
We had this at the alter in our daughter and son-in-laws wedding. I would like one for us.
Becky H on Feb 15, 2016
Billy C on Oct 15, 2015
To replace a red one that died out.
Jacqueline C on Sep 27, 2015
Grows in sun.
Replacing one that died.
LAURENCE S on Sep 26, 2015
For its vibrant color and hardiness
Urvashi B on Sep 22, 2015
for a funeral to be placed at the graveside. It will live and does well in the ohio environment
Rita L on Jul 15, 2018
Everything I've ordered so far has been beautiful and healthy and it arrived when they said it was going to bought roses not too long ago got them planted and they're growing like crazy
Reshond k on Jun 8, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does this variety of rhododendron keep its leaves in the winter?
bkbkb on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do and are pretty resilient if planted in the appropriate soil and shade. However not deer resistant!
I live in southern cali. but I am right by the beach and our weather rarely gets over 85 and not much lower than 45 to 50 degrees . how will the rhododendron look here?
caryn b on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
is this plant evergreen?
paul G on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are evergreen. Jist make sure you are in the right zone for the type you are buying
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.
What is the difference between Azalea and a Rhododendron?
CAROLYN H on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The main difference is that Azalea's have only 5 stamens per lobe, whereas Rhododendrons have 10 per lobe.
Does anybody else's rhododendrons from here bloom early June? Mine are just now opening flowers and I thought they would bloom in May, no big deal, they look healthy still.
Sherry O on Jun 8, 2016

Mine just opened up last week and they are doing well. Barbara from Long Island, NY
Can Red Rhododendrons survive heavy winters and cold?
Xaroula P on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Red Rhododendrons are good for Growing Zones 4 to 8 and they are cold hardy to -20 degrees F.
Lovely tree. Will it grow in El Paso, TX?
Edgar H on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Will this red rhododendron bush grow under big pine trees?
and I live in North Wilmington, Delaware. Can I still grow them?
JJANDELE on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them under pines.
The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is Jacksonville FL too hot?
FL gal on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have mines surrounded by other bushes. They do enjoy a lot of water. If you can find some protection from the direct sun it will do just fine. It is a show of flowers you do not want to miss.
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.
can I grow these red rhododendrons in Billings, MT?
cheryl s on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Does this truly bloom red or is it pink like the photo?
Bloombug on May 13, 2018
Does this require a lot of trimming? Or does this just grow to 4ft. & that’s it?
Scott V on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes their mature height is 4ft tall.
How long do they take to mature to 4 ft. height?
DAVID H on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rhododendron's are slower growing at 6"-18" per year once established.
I live in VA .when can I plant?
Sarah G on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Best is to plant now until 30 days before hard frost/freeze - you should see blooms in the late Spring/early Summer.
I bought 3 in March and they grew a few inches and look fine but haven't bloomed. is that typical that they don't bloom the first year?
Brad W on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Rhododendrons have to get acclimated to the surroundings they are planted in. It is not unusual for them to not bloom the first year.
how long do they bloom?
gina k on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can bloom for approx. 3 to 4 weeks depending on your growing area. Warmer climates may tend to bloom longer.
will the bush do okay in rapidcity south Dakota?
PAMMY on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
When's a good time to trim?
david f on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would prune them in the fall.
Will it grow in south texas?
Dinorah V on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How tall does this plant grow?
Glenn B on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: At maturity this shrub will reach a height of 4 ft.
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.

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Shipping Cost

Amount of Order


Less than $15











32% of order