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Rhododendron 'Spatlese'

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Rhododendron 'Spatlese' | 18-24" plant | 1 gal. pot

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Extend the bloom season! Flowers the first week of June. Winelovers know the German name 'Spaetlese' means "late harvest", for sweeter grapes picked late in the season. Big deep pink, ruffled, funnel-shaped flowers have red interior flecks. Glossy dark green leaves and vigorous, wide upright habit. Wunderbar!

Rhododendron 'Spatlese'

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Winelovers will know that 'Spätlese'(pronounced shpaet'lesa) means "late harvest" in German, and refers to grapes picked late in the harvesting season. This 'Spaetlese' extends the bloom season, flowering the first week of June here in Central New Jersey. Large pink, funnel-shaped flowers, are gently ruffled. The outside of the petals are a little deeper in color, the insides have cherry-red flecks throughout. Vigorous, wide upright habit. Foliage is a glossy dark green. Wunderbar!

Additional Information

Name Rhododendron 'Spatlese'
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 4-5 ft
Plant Width 4-5 ft
Rhododendron Bloom Season Late Midseason (June)
Zone 6, 7
Hardy to Temp -15°F
Sun Requirements Part Shade
Soil Moisture Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color Pink
Fragrant No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Plant Size Selector Large Shrub (6-15 ft)
Plant Type Evergreen Shrub
Deer Resistant No
Wildlife Value Bees, Butterflies
Soil Type Loam, Sandy Loam, Peat, Woodland
U.S. Native No
Native to Hybrid-Not Applicable
Habit Mound
New Offering No
Genus Rhododendron
Cultivar 'Spätlese'
Hybridizer G.D. Böhlje (1955)
Parentage (unknown, possibly R. discolor)
RareFind Exclusive Yes
Rare Plant Yes
Catalog Category Elepidote Rhododendrons