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Dandy Man Color Wheel® Rhododendron x

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Winter
Mature Size
96" 96"
Height
48 - 96"
Spread
48 - 96"
  • Details

    Features

    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 Interest
    Winter Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 96 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 96 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 96 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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
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