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Rhododendron 'Blue Tit'

Blue Tit Rhododendron, Dwarf Rhododendron 'Blue Tit', Early Midseason Rhododendron


Noted for its lavender-blue spring flowers, Rhododendron 'Blue Tit' is a compact, mounding, dense, evergreen shrub producing incredibly eye-catching flower clusters. Blooming in mid spring, each cluster (or truss) can hold up to 3-5 attractive, trumpet-shaped, violet-blue flowers, whose color intensifies with age. Borne at the tips of the upright branches, the blossoms contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of rounded dark green leaves which emerge bright green. Raised and introduced by J. Waterer, this early midseason Rhododendron is cold hardy and ideal for small gardens. 

  • Grows with a dense, spreading habit, up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm) 
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for borders, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen, for containers and small gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  • Pruning should be done immediately after flowering.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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