More About 'Trocadero'
- Clusters of shades of purple-red and red blooms with a burgundy blotch
- Dark green, shiny foliage
- Compact form
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late season
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Torero x Erato
Predominant Flower Colour: Red
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Trocadero 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.
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils