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Rhododendron 'Ramapo'

Ramapo' Rhododendron, Early Midseason Rhododendron, Evergreen Rhododendron


Exceptionally cold hardy and almost impossibly beautiful, Rhododendron 'Ramapo' is a very compact evergreen shrub that is highly rated for cold climates. In early to mid spring, it bears a profusion of small clusters of light violet-purple flowers which contrast beautifully with aromatic foliage. Small and round, the aromatic leaves open pale blue, deepen to blue-green before getting bronze-tinged in fall and winter. A very reliable performer, this showy and dense-growing Rhododendron is tough and can withstand temperatures as low as -25ºF (-32ºC). Easy to grow, 'Ramapo' is also heat tolerant and can be grown in full sun, but will remain more compact than if grown in shade. 

  • Grows with a dense, bushy habit, up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 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 North West region.
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Tolerates full sun. 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 bordersrock gardenssmall gardens, containers 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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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