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Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Spread 5 - 8 Feet
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron was developed by former American Rhododendron Society President Dr. Leonard Miller. This rhododendron was developed and bred to thrive in southern states, but can grow from zones 5a to 9b. What makes this a great southern plant, is the combination of heat tolerance, root rot resistance, and hardiness.

This Proven Winners shrub is great as border plants, as a focal point in the landscaping, as well as in garden planters. This bush blooms bright pink flowers in early spring through early summer. The leaves are dark green, which is a great contrast to the flowers. This is an evergreen shrub, so it has great looking foliage year round.

Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron Care

The Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron should be planted in soil that is well drained. Rhododendrons are particularly susceptible to root rot, so that is very important. It prefers acidic soils, with a pH between 5.5-7.5. We also recommend adding a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and protect the roots during harsh weather conditions.

You should fertilize in the spring, using a specialized rhododendron fertilizer. Be sure not to be too aggressive when pruning. You may also trim off dead and sick branches throughout the year as necessary.

Prune Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron in early summer after the shrub has finished flowering. Apply according to the directions of the fertilizer you purchase.

Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron Spacing

These shrubs should be planted at least 5 feet apart, center on center. It is also possible create a beautiful evergreen hedge by planting 4.5 feet apart, center on center. If planting in a gardening planter, choose one large enough to fit the roots when mature.

Rhododendron x 'PKT2011' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 6-9 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'PKT2011'
Common Name: Dandy Man Pink Rhododendron
Brand: Proven Winners®

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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: 7-10 business days

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

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at


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

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


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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.