Southgate® Brandi™ Rhododendron

Rhododendron x ‘Brandi Michele Raley’

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


Bloom/Feature Deep pink buds open to pink ruffle blooms in spring
Plant Type Shrubs
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
USDA Zones 6,7,8,9
Zone Detail Hardy to -10° F
Key Features Heat tolerance, attracts birds/butterflies, year-round interest, dwarf
Use Accent, container, mass planting, slope, hedge
Exposure Part shade to full shade
Bloom Season Spring
Dimension 3-4' H x 3-4' W
Growth Rate Slow to moderate


Water Regular water
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Shape after spring bloom

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in part shade to shade
dig hole 3X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch plants