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Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’

Ginny Gee' Rhododendron, Early Midseason Rhododendron, Evergreen Rhododendron

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Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee', 'Ginny Gee' Rhododendron, Mid Season Rhododendron, Evergreen Rhododendron, White flowers, White rhododendron, White flowering shrub

Incredibly free-flowering, Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ is a semi-dwarf evergreen shrub of great popularity. Blooming in mid-spring, it displays a profusion of small, trumpet-shaped, ruffled white flowers, about 1 in. across (2.5 cm), with delicate pink mottling at their edges. Held in terminal clusters of multiple bright rose-pink buds, each with 3-5 flowers, the elegant blooms gradually fade to light pink or white as they mature. They are so abundant that they cover the full shrub. The small evergreen leaves are elliptic, dark matte green, and take some red shades in winter. Compact, with a very dense growth habit, ‘Ginny Gee’ is easy to grow and tough as it can stand temperatures as low as -10°F (-23°C). It is also sun, heat, and drought tolerant.

  • Grows with an upright, spreading habit, up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm)
  • Winner of multiple awards, including the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society as well as the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the North West, North East, and South West Regions.
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mold to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for beds and borderscottage gardens, and rock gardens. Ideal for small gardens and containers!
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  •  This shrub should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers.
  • All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Rhododendron
Common names Rhododendron
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Rhododendron
Common names Rhododendron
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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