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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Sunset zones: 4-6, 15-17.
USDA zones: 5-8.
Heat zones: 8-1.
Height: 1 ½ - 3 feet (45-91 cm).
Width: 4 feet (1.2 m).
Pale, violet-blue flowers in small trusses.
Tiny, evergreen, aromatic (pine scented), nearly circular, green leaves. New growth is blue-green in color.
Full sun to part shade (will get taller in shade).
Humus rich, well-drained, acidic soil.
Lightly prune for symmetry after shrub has finished flowering; rarely needs pruning.
Rainy Side Notes
If you have a small garden with little room for a large rhododendron - this dwarf rhodo may be for you. A cross between R. fastigiatum x R. minus var. minus 'Carolinianum Group', R. 'Ramapo' prefers our maritime Pacific Northwest climate. I planted three together and as a grouping they are phenomenal, a great use for edging a border or as a ground cover. They are exceptional as container-grown plants and bonsai. They are reportedly deer resistant.
Photographed in author's garden.