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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

Interesting Notes:

'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.

Zone:

4

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

80-100 m

Colour:

Pink,Red
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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

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting