Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Ramapo'

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

Shrubs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Winnetka, Illinois

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Gresham, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Woodinville, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 5, 2009, roalber from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

Been trying to grow this beautiful little plant for many years with mixed results. It's just plain fussy! Needs good drainage. Seems to be quite susceptible to wilting diseases(phytopthera) in my southern Michigan(zone 5) garden.

Positive

On Apr 3, 2007, Alchris from Edmonton, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

This survived it's first winter in Zone 3b. It was planted in morning and midday sun and had no sign of damage over the winter. It is still too early to bloom but the plant is putting out quite a number of buds.

Neutral

On Apr 8, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is struggling in my garden. I put it in partial shade.

Positive

On Mar 1, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This dwarf rhododendron forms a perfect dome when growing in a fairly sunny location. Perfect rock garden shrub.