Hardy red-flowered large leaf Rhododendron makes a beautiful accent plant in sheltered locations. Deep pinkish red, dome-shaped trusses of individual florets emerge from fat pointed buds at the branch tips in May. The spectacular floral display is effective for several weeks. Bold and lush-looking large leaves are evergreen with no fall color. Grows slowly into a broad, rounded shape. Spent flower clusters may be carefully pinched back before new leaves emerge. To ensure success this plant must have moist, loose, acid soil that drains well and will fail in wet, heavy, poorly draining clay. Dappled sun, east exposure or location sheltered from winter sun and wind is recommended. Flower bud hardy to -25F.
Mature Height: 5 feet
Mature Spread: 5 feet
Spacing: 5 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
Early in the season, many plants are pruned to encourage later fullness, and therefore may vary in size from the photo and size range. Rest assured, they hold the same glorious potential.
As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles or trusted partners.
We offer Same-Day delivery!
Free 7-Day Delivery over $300!
Prices depend on location (starting at $35 in Wilmette)
Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park.
For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.
We also offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL. After your order we will prepare the product within 1-2 hours. You will receive an email notification when your order is ready. If you are planning to pick up later than 2-3 days after purchase, please respond to your Order Confirmation email to let us know. For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.
Returns accepted within 14 days with receipt (e-mail confirmation). Refunds issues only in original tender. Please no returns on sale, holiday, altered, or special order merchandise. Returns without a receipt receive store credit at the lowest price offered. Thank you! Annuals, perennials, roses, specialty and indoor plants carry no guarantee.