Rocket Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Rocket'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Rocket
Hybridized by Shammarello
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pullman, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 29, 2003, donl wrote:

I have had VERY good success growing Rocket rhododendron in fairly deep dry shade under tall trees and it still stays dense, not at all thin or leggy. It blooms quite well with the limited light. The folage is very attractive year round, deep shiny green. Here in southwestern Pennsylvania the plants went through a more harsh than average winter in their first year with absolutely no damage, planted in the open and exposed to all the wind. The one gallon plants had some blooms when purchased and bloomed freely in the second season. I reccommend it highly as it is a great plant that needs no care to always be attractive.

Positive

On Dec 5, 2002, PotEmUp from Fremont, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

One parent is 'Cunningham White', a hybrid of, R. caucasicum, which is native to the Caucasus of Eastern Europe. The other parent is R. catawbiense which is a native of southeastern United States with a range extending from Virginia to Georgia and Alabama. I have it planted in almost full shade and it has continued to produce flowers very well.