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Rhododendron dauricum 'Mid-Winter'

Mid-Winter' Rhododendron, Rhododendron 'Mid-Winter', Rhododendron 'Midwinter', Early Season Rhododendron


Tough, hardy, and exceptionally floriferous, Rhododendron dauricum 'Mid-Winter' is a medium-size, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub that brightens up the dull days of winter. Among the earliest Rhododendrons to bloom, 'Mid-Winter' bears small saucer-shaped, purple flowers, up to 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), on its bare branches in late winter to early spring. The frost-resistant blossoms contrast beautifully with the foliage of small, elliptic, dark, glossy green leaves which turn purple-bronze in winter. A very reliable performer, this Rhododendron dauricum hybrid is tough and can withstand temperatures as low as -15°F (-26°C). It is ideal to enliven and cheer up your winter garden.

  • Grows with an upright, bushy habit, up to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm). 
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Plant shallowly in a location protected from strong winter winds. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for shrub borders or mixed borders, as flowering hedges or screens, banks and slopes, and shade gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-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 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 5 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-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 Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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