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Rhododendron Nova Zembla is a stunning evergreen shrub that is highly popular among gardeners for its magnificent red blooms that brighten up any landscape. This Rhododendron is a slow-growing shrub that reaches a maximum height of 2-3 meters and a spread of 2-3 meters, making it an ideal choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant in larger gardens.
The flowering time for Rhododendron Nova Zembla is from late April to early May, and the blooms can last up to four weeks. The trumpet-shaped flowers are bright red in colour and can grow up to 10cm across, adding a bold pop of colour to any garden.
Rhododendron Nova Zembla prefers a partially shaded spot with well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. The shrub does not tolerate excessive sun or dry soil conditions, so it’s important to keep the soil moist and add mulch to retain moisture. A sheltered spot is ideal to protect the plant from harsh winds, which can damage the foliage and reduce flowering.
This Rhododendron requires minimal pruning and is relatively low maintenance, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. With its striking blooms and attractive foliage, Rhododendron Nova Zembla is a must-have for any garden. Its stunning colour and easy-to-care-for nature make it a true garden gem that will delight for many years to come.