- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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Three colors on one plant!
Colorful, durable shrubs are what we are all about, and we're pleased to add Dandy Man Color Wheel® rhododendron to our selection. Seeing its glorious blooms is bound to make you a fan as well - they start out as lipstick-red buds and open to reveal big, ruffled blooms with deep pink undersides and soft pink insides. The blooms age to a pure, clean white before falling off. As the plant goes through its late spring bloom period, you'll see all three at once, making for a super colorful display. Handsome, leathery leaves carry it through the rest of the year. But it's not just a pretty face - it also has excellent disease resistance (including to phytophthora) and heat tolerance.
Top reasons to grow Dandy Man Color Wheel rhododendron:
- Blooms go through many color phases, with the effect of three different colors on the plant at once.
- Handsome leathery evergreen foliage.
- Disease resistant.Foliage InterestWinter Interest
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 96 InchesSpacing:48 - 96 InchesSpread:48 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
With its robust frame and showy blooms, Dandy Man Color Wheel rhododendron would make a truly memorable specimen, but it can also be planted as a hedge or backdrop for a garden.Maintenance Notes:
Like other rhododendron, Dandy Man Color Wheel requires acidic, well-drained soil. A good 2-3"/5-7cm layer of shredded bark mulch does a lot to keep the roots happy and foster the soil conditions that rhododendrons prefer.
May be pruned selectively as desired, but avoid any kind of regular pruning or cutting back. You may remove the spent blooms if you wish, but it is not necessary by any stretch.Dandy Man Color Wheel® Rhododendron x 'NCRX1' USPP 31,150, Can PBRAF