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Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Pohjola's Daughter'

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Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Pohjola's Daughter') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron flowers

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Marjatta Hybrids

Description:

A relatively new broadleaf evergreen shrub with fuschia buds that open to shell-pink flowers that age to white; coarse dark foliage; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil; Finnish introduction; snow cover.

Ornamental Features

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron is clothed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with a chartreuse flare at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage. The narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Pohjola's Daughter Rhododendron will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features