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Rhododendron 'Dr. A. Blok'

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This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Rhododendron 'Dr. A. Blok' is a compact evergreen flowering shrub.  It has bright pink funnel shaped blooms.  It grows best in acidic soils in a location with light shade.   Typically, the maximum height  and width this plant will grow is to about 7 feet (2.13 m) by 7 feet (2.13 m).  Makes a great addition to a shady border, as a low hedge or an accent plant.

 

For suitable alternatives, see this video created by Charlotte Glen as part of the Plants, Pests, and Pathogens series.

VIDEO Created by Elizabeth Meyer for "Trees, Shrubs and Conifers" a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens.

More information on Rhododendron.

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See this plant in the following landscape:
Pond and Stream
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#pink flowers#spring flowers#spring interest#acidic soils tolerant#partial shade tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#shrub borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#pink flowers#spring flowers#spring interest#acidic soils tolerant#partial shade tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#shrub borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhododendron
    Family:
    Ericaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leathery foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Grayantoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No