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Rhododendron 'Black Satin'

More About 'Black Satin'

  • Clusters of dark pinkish-purple flowers
  • Glossy, purple leaves show some fall colour
  • Compact, upright habit
  • Group: Lepidote
  • Bloom Time: Early midseason

Interesting Notes:

'Black Satin' was hybridized in 1972 by E. V. Mezitt, Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton Massachusetts, United States.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus var minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum Sempervirens Group

Predominant Flower Colour: Purple Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Purple,Pink (deep)

Black Satin Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.

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'Black Satin' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Oval
Upright

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting