Rhododendron 'April Rose'
More About 'April Rose'
- Clusters of double, slightly fragrant, red flowers
- Glossy, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Spring
'April Rose' was hybridized in 1972 by G. Mehlquist, Storrs, Connecticut, United States. Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus Carolinianum Group x mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' x white flowered dauricum x dauricum.
Predominant Flower Colour: Red Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf. Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
April Rose 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.
'April Rose' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)