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Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

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Missouri Botanical Garden
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Missouri Botanical Garden
Available in May
Red Rhododendron
Adaptive Evergreen with Brilliant Blooms
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$42.00/3 gal.

Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' is one of the iron-clad rhododendrons, an informal name that indicates rhododendrons that are easy to grow and are hardy, even in cold climates. Its flowers are bright red with darker spots that may fade to deep pink in bright sun and are up to 5 in. wide. It is an upright shrub growing 5 to 8 ft. tall and 5 to 6 ft. wide. 'Nova Zembla' means "New Land" and refers to an island off the northern coast of Russia.

This Rhododendron is evergreen, and can be grown in part shade or full sun, and requires a good well-drained, organically rich soil to flourish.

Information adapted from: Missouri Botanical Garden

We sometimes have Rhododendron 'Polarnacht', an uncommon and stunning variety with deep dark purple blooms emerging from near black buds.

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We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

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