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Capistrano Rhododendron

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  • 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

The Capistrano Rhododendron is a dense plant with a rounded form that adds color and warmth to a garden space. This broadleaf perennial has glossy deep green foliage. Large buds grow on strong, woody branches and open in late spring to reveal frilly soft yellow flowers. Each flower truss will have multiple blooms, creating a rounded orb of flowers. Rhododendrons are beautiful shrubs that are easy to maintain.

Plant this charming beauty in a bed, border, or mass planting. Rhododendrons have an upright, branching growth habit, and since this plant retains its foliage throughout the year, it is an excellent choice for a natural fence or screen and will provide some privacy. Pollinators will visit the showy flowers for added convenience. The hardy Capistrano Rhododendron grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Capistrano Rhododendron Care

Plant the Capistrano Rhododendron in well-draining, acidic soil in full shade. This shrub has a shallow root system, so frequent waterings are necessary. Established plants will not need to be watered as often but drench the soil during a drought to help the plant thrive.

Lightly fertilize newly planted Rhododendron in the spring and after the flowers die back. Established plants can be fed once each spring using a balanced fertilizer. This plant has a very pleasing natural shape, and pruning is not generally needed, but shape the plant as necessary after the flowers fade.

Capistrano Rhododendron Spacing

This broadleaf evergreen will grow 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. Plants can be grown 4 to 6 feet apart to create a border or mass planting.

Capistrano Rhododendron Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
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: Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Capistrano Rhododendron
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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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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.

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  • 5
    Capistrano rhododendron

    Posted by Rose on May 14th 2022

    I just received my plant today and it is absolutely beautiful! Its a nice size, very healthy and packed securely. It was still blooming, so i was able to see the beautiful yellow color. I would highly recommend this site and this plant!