Southgate® Elegance™ Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Fair City'

The exciting new Southgate Rhododendrons are heat tolerant and thrive in the South while performing equally well in traditional Rhododendron areas.

Bloom/Feature

Medium pink buds in spring

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

Hardy to -10°F to 0°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Disease / Pest Resistance, Dwarf, Heat Tolerance, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest

Use

Accent, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting

Exposure

Part sun to shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil with rich organic matter

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

4-5' H x 4-5' W

Pruning

After spring bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in part shade to full shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants