Rhododendron 'Helsinki University'
More About 'Helsinki University'
- Clusters of bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers with red-orange flecks
- Textured, leathery, green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Marjatta cultivar
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late spring
'Helsinki University' was hybridized and introduced by Uosukainen. This cultivar was named to honour the 300th anniversary of the Helsinki University.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: brachycarpum ssp. tigerstedtii x unknown
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.
Helsinki University 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.
'Helsinki University' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils