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Rhododendron 'Homebush'

Homebush' Rhododendron, 'Homebush' Azalea, 'Homebush' Deciduous Azalea, Late Midseason Azalea, Knap Hill and Exbury Azaleas


Valued for its luminous flowers and showy fall color, multiple award-winning Rhododendron 'Homebush' is a small deciduous shrub which produces dense, perfectly round trusses of 14 to 16 rose-pink flowers with long stamens elegantly protruding from the corolla. Blooming in late spring, the attractive semi-double, trumpet-shaped flowers, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), are borne at the tips of the upright branches for a graceful floral display. The foliage of elliptic, light green leaves provides excellent fall color and is mildew resistant. Raised and introduced by A. Waterer, 'Homebush' belongs to the Knap Hill Azaleas.

  • Grows with a dense, open, upright habit, up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm)
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the Mid-Atlantic, North West, South Central and South West regions. 
  • A full sun to 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 and for containers. Great for small gardens!
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 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
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
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 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 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
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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