Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’

Rhododendron  'Nova Zembla'

Planted in open forest, Autumn 2008.
Planted in Pine Forest, Autumn 2008.
Hybridized by M. Koster and Sons; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1902

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Rhododendron

Cultivar: Nova Zembla

Type: Shrub

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) - 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color: Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Foliage: Evergreen

Soil pH from: 4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Soil pH to: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods: From semi-hardwood cuttings

Otherdetails: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Provides winter interest

Planted: 2008

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