Rhododendron 'Robert E. Lee'

Ro bert E. Lee Rhododendron

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Robert E. Lee Rhododendron is an upright native deciduous shrub that is part of the Confederate General Series that is noted for its larger fragrant flowers.  Robert E. Lee has large ruffled red flowers that bloom in spring as new growth emerges and dark green foliage with no fall color.  Best grown in part sun and rich, moist, acidic well-drained soils.  Improved heat tolerance.

Type: 

Shrub 

Height: 

5'-6'

Spread: 

5’-6'

Spacing: 

5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5-9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Mulch in winter.  Proper care and air circulation should prevent most pest and disease problems. Rhododendrons are susceptible canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, powdery mildew, aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips, and whitefly. 
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife Garden, Privacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Azalea, Camellia, Pieris

 

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