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Rhododendron 'Blue Baron'

More About 'Blue Baron'

  • Clusters of near-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender throats
  • Glossy, green leaves show some fall colour
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Group: Lepidote
  • Bloom Time: Early midseason

Interesting Notes:

'Blue Baron' was hybridized in 1981 by E. V. Mezitt, Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Gletschuernacht x Waltham

Predominant Flower Colour: Near-blue

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:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Blue Baron 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.


'Blue Baron' 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
Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting