More About 'Haaga'
- Clusters of dark pink, trumpet-shaped flowers
- Textured, leathery, green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Marjatta cultivar
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late spring
'Haaga' was hybridized and introduced by Uosukainen at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: brachycarpum ssp tigerstedtii x Doctor H. C. Dresselhuys
Predominant Flower Colour: Pink
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Haaga 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