More About 'Checkmate'
- Small,lavender-pink flowers
- Dark green foliage turns mahogany in the fall
- Slow-growing, compact habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early spring
Predominant Flower Colour: Lavender-pink
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Checkmate 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.
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils