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Rhododendron New Century
Provides Much-Needed Bloom Power in Mid Spring

Rhododendron New Century

Trade Gallon
Item # 35880
Buy 3+ at $24.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $22.95 ea
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Creamy flowers with ruffled edges, accented by red anthers.

Can survive temperatures down to -15 degrees F!
'New Century' is a hybrid of R. catawbiense bred for its creamy, ruffled yellow flowers that are a standout in any setting. And its ability to withstand cold temperatures makes it a valuable garden addition as much as its beauty--it can survive temperatures down to -15 degrees F!

Flowers in mid- to late May. If possible, plant them facing east or north to get the best light conditions.

Rhododendrons prefer rich, acidic soil with good drainage. Since they are shallow rooted, they require even moisture -- too little water and they could dry out, too much water and they could drown. They appreciate soil that has been amended with peat moss, peat humus, or compost. The one-step way to be sure your soil is rich and acidic enough for your Rhododendron is to add Espoma Holly Tone.Mulching can also help maintain root moisture as well as controlling weeds and cooling the soil. Zones 5 to 8.

Genus Rhododendron
Species x. catawbiense
Variety 'New Century'
Item Form Trade Gallon
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Season Mid Spring - Late Spring
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Flower, Free Bloomer, Native
Bloom Color Cream, Dark White, Light Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
NaturalEl from PA wrote (April 27, 2014):
I loved the fact that I ordered a total of 5 of these rhodies, that 4 of them had buds on and they are blooming already. They are simply gorgeous, even more so than the picture. They are so creamy in color, as opposed to a stark white. The leaves are ever so rounded and will be a specimen in itself when not in bloom.