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
'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.
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.
'Black Satin' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average