Roseum Pink Rhododendron (Rhododendron ‘Roseum Pink’)
Roseum Pink Rhododendron
Gorgeous rounded trusses in creamy rose-pink, the Roseum Pink Rhododendron (Rhododendron ‘Roseum Pink’) produces a beautiful array of rosy-pink flowers in May against dense, smooth foliage. These fantastic spring bloomers are beloved by all around the world and your pollinators too! Stunning flowers are held on numerous rounded trusses. Each ball-shaped truss holds about 20 flowers and you will even see the occasional Hummingbird because these funnel-shaped flowers are irresistible to them!
Roseum Pink has a vigorous, floriferous nature, and the showiness of those amazing blooms makes it a must-have staple to use in your landscape! Roseum Pink is wonderfully easy-care and has earned its reputation as an “Ironsides” selection.
Rhododendrons are very easy-to-grow broad-leaved evergreens ornamentals! It is a hardy selection with excellent heat tolerance and Roseum Pink can tolerate extremes in cold, heat, and humidity throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9 and can grow to a nicely rounded 5-foot plus shrub!
Roseum Pink is a pretty backdrop for your Rose Garden and Cottage borders! Enjoy being creative with this year-round stand-out! Think in terms of layers and multi-purpose uses for all sides of these lovely broad-leaved evergreens. Flowering privacy screens are worth their weight in gold! Use it to hide nosy neighbors along your patio seating. Speaking of neighbors, they’ll appreciate a “friendly fence’ along your property line.
Mass this choice Rhododendron in long, informal hedges to define your outdoor spaces. Plant them four feet apart on center, measuring between the centers of one to the next. Mix them into a new planting in the dappled shade of mature trees. You’ll amplify the impact of both trees and shrubs in an eye-catching garden feature!
On a small lot, use just one for a specimen. Place it carefully, so it will shield an entertainment area on one side, and create a private retreat for a hammock chair on the other. Modern garden design is all about making more room to live in your landscape, no matter the size. Put your family outside for fun in the sun with a beautiful garden room bordered by Roseum Pink Rhododendron.
Rhododendrons will tolerate full sun, especially up north. However, they’ll grow best in partial shade. Although it thrives in cooler regions, it’s a good idea to give them protection from the worst of the strong winter winds. However, you don’t want to crowd them, as they do need good air circulation. Well-drained soil is a must. Remember not to plant these shallow-rooted plants too deeply. Mound them up in a hill of extra soil, leaving an inch or two of the root ball showing.
You’ll then bring a three-inch layer of mulch up around the base of the plant. Last, pull the mulch back away from touching the stems. Water consistently during the first season. Thereafter, you’ll want to give them regular deep drinks when the weather gets dry.
Prune to shape, but wait until after the blooms are finished! Don’t wait too long, as you might accidentally trim off next year’s flowers. Weed your plantings regularly. Avoid underplanting near your Roseum Pink Rhododendron to give the roots room to spread. Feed with slow-release fertilizer for acid-loving plants. Follow the label directions for timing and application rates.
|Common name||Roseum Pink Rhododendron|
|Botanical name||Rhododendron 'Roseum Pink'|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Height||5 - 6 ft.|
|Width||5 - 6 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|