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Rhododendron: Ghent Hybrids

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        Specie: Rhododendron: Ghent Hybrids

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 3-8 ft (1-2.4 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil

Features: Orange, yellow, red, pink, white and cream flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens

Zones: 5?9

Description: These very hardy hybrids were bred in the early 1800s in the Belgian city of Ghent, starting with the American species Rhododendron calendulaceum and R. periclymenoides. They grow into large bushes that flower in late spring and early

Growth Habit: Bushy compact to spreading branching

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