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Rhododendron 'Checkmate'

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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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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.


'Checkmate' 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
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding
Compact

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen