Shrub

Rhododendron Hot Dawn

Hot Dawn Rhododendron

  • Frilly, bright purplish-red flowers bloom mid May
  • Lustrous dark green foliage
  • Stout branches
  • Thick, dense rounded plant
  • Shorter and slower growing than other rhododendron
What an aptly named hottie! You won't be able to keep your eyes off this plant in mid May when stem ending bunches of plump flower buds burst open to masses of voluminous frilly, bright purplish-red blooms arranged in fat trusses that nearly obscure the plant. This shocking display of color is perfectly set off by lustrous dark green foliage that is tightly packed on stout branches to create a thick, dense, rounded plant. Slower growing and shorter than many large leaf Rhododendron, 'Hot Dawn' is well suited to showcasing a small landscape space or being grouped to form an outlandishly colorful border planting. It thrives in a morning sun, afternoon shade location with moist, well drained soil. Be sure to plant it in a spot that is somewhat protected from the most fierce winter wind.
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
No Deadheading
No Deadheading
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

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