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Blood Moon Rhododendron

$66.99
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$66.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Blood Moon rhododendron has fantastic true red flowers that seem to glow in late spring. The large trusses of bell-shaped flowers open in time for Mother’s Day in mid-May and remain for weeks. The large glossy green leaves remain attractive 12 months of the year and make for a fantastic backdrop for a rotation of spring, summer, and fall blooming perennials. This rhododendron would make a dramatic statement in any garden bed or foundation planting.

Blood Moon rhododendron is the perfect size for a small garden or mixed evergreen hedge. It naturally develops a mounding and upright growth habit with nearly no maintenance necessary. Deer are never a problem for rhododendrons, and rabbits prefer less woody and tough-leaved plants. Early native pollinators love to forage among the single-petal blooms of Blood Moon in search of its sweet nectar. 

Blood Moon Rhododendron Care

Blood Moon blooms best in 4-6 hours of direct sunlight with protection from hot afternoon sun. Choose a location with acidic soil, as rhododendron foliage will turn chlorotic and yellow in soils that are neutral or alkaline. Consistent watering is required for the first 2-3 years to allow the root system to establish well. Provide at least one inch of water per week during the growing season, including late summer and fall. The buds for next year's flowers develop over this period and require consistent moisture for healthy blooms.  Fertilize in the late winter with a food formulated for acid-loving perennials and shrubs. 

Deadheading is generally the only type of pruning required. Removing the spent flowers will help to lightly shape the plant. Rejuvenation pruning is best done early in the summer after blooming has ended. Cutting into old wood will encourage dense new growth over the next year or two. Do not remove more than one-third of the shrub's branches at one time to prevent shock. 

Rhododendrons can be grown for a few years in large planters, but will eventually need to be planted in the ground. The root ball will become too large for most pots and will benefit from the natural moisture and nutrients in the ground. 

Blood Moon Rhododendron Spacing

The mature height and width of Blood Moon rhododendron is 6-8 feet. Space plants 7 feet apart or more when planning a garden bed. Rhododendrons grown as a hedge may be planted 6 feet apart from the center of each plant to create a uniform look.

Blood Moon Rhododendron Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Mid May
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand:
Common Name: Blood Moon Rhododendron
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Rhododendron Blood Moon
SKU:
1231004629-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.