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Rhododendron hybrida 'Gunrei Satzuki'

Common Name(s):
Gunrei Satzuki Azalea
Categories:
Groundcover, Shrubs
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelli.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Rhododendrons are susceptible to insect and disease problems.  Insect problems include aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips and whitefly.  Diseases include canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew.  Full sun can scortch the leaves and the roots rot if soil does not drain well.   A healthy plant in the right place with proper maintenance should have few problems. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Height:
2-4 ft.
Foliage:
Evergreen; small leaves, bred as a bonsai
Flower:
Showy 2" flowers, pink flecked with rose; late spring
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Well-drained, acid soil; front of bed; good for small gardens; can be used as ground cover
Size:
Dwarf
Texture:
Small leaves; twiggy
Form:
Dense, rounded
Width:
2-4 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
deciduous, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2798

Rhododendron hybrida Flowers and leaves
Leonora EnKing, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Rhododendron hybrida Lining a pathway.
ukgardenphotos, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Rhododendron hybrida Flowers emerging.
Vernon Hyde, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0