- Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Blue Baron Rhododendron isn’t your typical flowering shrub! It adds a distinctive, exotic look to any landscape, sporting vivid, blue-violet, spectacular blooms that create a head-turning display from April to early May.
With a lovely, compact, rounded form, Blue Baron creates year-round interest with its overall good looks. It has elongated, oblong, 2”, glossy, dark-green foliage that can change to a reddish bronze hue during winter. Hardy in zones 6-8, this blue-violet flowering evergreen slowly reaches heights of 4 feet with an equal spread, so this shrub can be planted en masse for an even more stunning landscape effect.
Blue Baron Rhododendron Care
Blue Baron Rhododendron benefits from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Plant this beauty in rich, well-drained, loamy soil that maintains even moisture. Blue Baron Rhododendrons grow well in soils that have a slightly acidic pH, so be sure to add plenty of organic matter, compost, or sphagnum peat moss upon planting if you have more alkaline, clay soil. After planting, you can add a thick layer of natural wood chips, pine needles, or shredded oak leaves as a top dressing; the mulch will protect the roots and help maintain soil moisture. Blue Baron should be planted in a partial sun location where it is protected from drying winter winds as well as harsh direct afternoon sun.
Remove any spent flowers after the bloom cycle. Blue Baron is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that can be pruned to maintain a specific size and shape immediately after it finishes blooming in spring. It performs best if you allow it to grow naturally as a compact, mounding shrub, pruning only to remove any crossing or damaged branches.
Blue Baron Rhododendron Spacing
Blue Baron Rhododendron naturally has an open, multi-stemmed, mounding growth habit if not pruned to a specific shape. Due to its compact height and width, it can be used as an accent shrub in a mixed border, or planted in groups of 3 or more for a dynamic visual effect. Space each shrub 4 ft. apart.
Blue Baron Rhododendron Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Bloom Period: Early May|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Reddish-Bronze Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Blue Baron Rhododendron|
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron X 'Blue Baron'|
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.
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Time of Order:
- 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.