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Red Rhododendron



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-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- 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.

Coarse 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- 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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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.



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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.

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Customer Reviews

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31 Reviews
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Just had this Red Rhodo for 5 weeks and all is looking well.has just now started to show signs of growth and am lookingforward to the upcoming spring to see how it makes it thruthe winter, that is why I am hoping for another month of growthbefore the end of the season.The plant is very full and could not look healthier. Very Pleased.
September 28, 2018
3 months ago
I would recommend the Red Rhododendron. It has been in the ground about a month now, a little bit of new growth. We have a lavender one and now the red. We are excited to see how it continues to grow and the flowers next year.
About a month in the ground
About a month in the ground
August 13, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Slow Grower
Been in the ground over a year now, still no blooms. It did make it through our cold winter though. Seems hardy so maybe next spring we’ll see some color
July 21, 2018
1 year ago
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I have not planted them has been so hot here and no rain....I am waiting for a little cooler weather...they arrived fine and I just left them in the pot on my porch...where they get sunBut shade to when I get back from a trip then I will be here to care for them.....I have to put wire cages around mine cause the deer Love them....all of my plants have wire around them because of the deer...will let you know after I get them planted..thanks Pam for your help...Sarah Guenther
July 6, 2018
6 months ago
It hasn't bloomed, so I have no way to give an honest assessment.The plant got to me in good shape, so I hhave no complaint there. This tree is slow growing, having grown about 2 inches since I planted it.
June 21, 2018
6 months ago
Total Success!
I wanted something with color but it needed to be able to bloom in bright, indirect sunlight and be somewhat drought tolerant. This plant managed all three beautifully. It was packaged very carefully and arrived in perfect condition ready to be planted. I planted it last Fall and this Spring is already growing and blooming. Beautiful pink (not red) blooms.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful healthy plant, but not red....
We love our rhododendron plant, which arrived very healthy and took well to its new home with ease. It has been growing slowly over the last month (since planted) and I know will live a long time. However, the flowers are not red. They are a shade of hot pink that matches our azaleas. Although pretty, it is not what we expected.
Lovely, but pink, not red.
Lovely, but pink, not red.
May 22, 2018
Growing Zone:
Red Rhododendron
It is growing slowly and bloomed this year after two years
August 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Yes I will recommended
July 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
New Red Rhododendrons are thriving
Since I've only had my two red rhododendron's in the ground for almost a month, I can't say too much right now. But they definitely took to their new home. I'm glad I got the plant fertilizer and new leaves are already sprouting. I can't wait to see them bloom next spring.
July 13, 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

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Why did you choose this? Store
Drought resistance, hardiness, and beauty.
Ivanna M on Oct 28, 2018
love them
sheila p on Oct 21, 2018
Drought resistance, hardiness, and beauty.
Ivanna M on Oct 28, 2018
Only color you have?
Charles H on Oct 22, 2018
love them
sheila p on Oct 21, 2018
I bought Rhodos from here before. No brainer!
LarryLee F on Sep 6, 2018
Nice looking
Alla K on Aug 25, 2018
My grandmother had these.
Mary Petrea C on Aug 24, 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
Only color you have?
Charles H on Oct 22, 2018
I bought Rhodos from here before. No brainer!
LarryLee F on Sep 6, 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 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.
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!
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.
I live in zone 6. what do I do to ensure they last through the winter?
jerry H on Oct 7, 2018
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?
C5R 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.

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