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Bloombux® Blush Rhododendron

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$84.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Are you for a showy shrub to take the place of tired boxwoods and privets? If so, consider the Bloombux® Blush Rhododendron. In contrast to boxwood’s inconspicuous blooms, this dwarf rhododendron features clusters of trumpet-shaped, baby pink blooms nestled atop shiny, elongated evergreen foliage. Also known as Rhododendron micrantha Bloombux® Blush, this perennial uniquely tolerates neutral as well as acidic soil. Bred by Bloomin’ Easy®, its pale pink florets attract butterflies and support bees. Bloombux® Blush provides visual interest throughout the year and is low maintenance.

Hailing from areas in the Northern Hemisphere, Bloombux® Blush is cold hardy in zones 5-9. This compact cultivar grows to heights and spreads 2-3 feet, making it a superb choice for containers and tighter spaces such as patios and porches. It has a moderate, spreading habit, and adds color and texture to low borders. Multiply the amount of color and texture in any landscape by mass planting, and add year-round greenery to rock, cottage, and courtyard gardens. 

Bloombux® Blush Rhododendron Care

Plant in full to partial sun in rich, moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.5 to 7.5. While preferring consistently moist soil, rhododendrons are susceptible to fungal diseases such as root rot. Ensure the soil drains well. If not, add compost to the planting site. This cultivar requires about an inch of water weekly. To prevent water loss due to evaporation, apply a few inches of leaf mold, or decomposed leaves, around the shrub’s base. During early spring, use an organic fertilizer for acid-loving plants.

Rhododendrons flower on old wood. As a result, do not prune this evergreen until after the blooms fade. Above leaf pairs, make cuts to trim any dead, diseased, damaged, and crossed stems. If growing in a container, choose a 20-gallon pot and size up the container every two years.

Bloombux® Blush Rhododendron Spacing

Space each plant 2 to 3 feet apart in hedges and beds. Plant with acid-loving companion plants, including azaleas and mountain laurels, in courtyard, rock, and cottage gardens. With its spreading and mounding habit, choose a container with a wide rim and plant it as a specimen.

Bloombux Blush Rhododendron Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Blush Pink Blooms
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand:
Common Name: Bloombux Blush Rhododendron
Other Name(s): Lali Guras, Rose Tree
Scientific Name: Rhododendron micrantha Bloombux® Blush
SKU:
1231015155-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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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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