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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

Interesting Notes:

'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.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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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

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

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting