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Rhododendron 'Ramapo'

Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

More About 'Ramapo'

  • Clusters of small, mauve, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Small, fine, gray-green leaves
  • Low, spreading habit
  • Group: Lepidote
  • Bloom Time: Early midseason

Interesting Notes:

The flowers on Rhododendron 'Ramapo' are not fragrant, but the leaves emit a light scent of pine.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: fastigiatum x minus Carolinianum Group

Predominant Flower Colour: Purple

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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Ramapo 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.


'Ramapo' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Rhododendron 'Ramapo'

Paxistima canbyi

Paxistima canbyi

Mountain Lover