Zones: 3 to 9
Light: Shade to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 2′ to 12′ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 3′ to 12′
Rhododendrons were one of the very first plants I planted in my very first garden. And they’re still one of my favorites.
They are easy to maintain (no pruning required!) and have beautiful flowers in the spring.
To grow healthy Rhododendrons, plant them in acidic soil, keep them well watered and provide a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool.
Rhododendron flowers come in a wide range of colors that bloom from early to late spring depending on the variety.
‘PJM’ is a compact variety that is covered in blooms in the spring.
And it’s one of the only deer-resistant Rhododendrons.
‘Raku Prince’ is another small plant but it has beautiful two-toned pink and white flowers.
With so much variety to choose from, it’s hard to have only one!