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Olga Mezitt Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Olga Mezitt'

  • Clusters of clear pink, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Glossy, green leaves turn mahogany in the winter
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Group: Lepidote
  • Bloom Time: Early midseason

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
100-125 cm

SPREAD:
80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.

Additional Notes about Olga Mezitt Rhododendron:


'Olga Mezitt' (named for Ed Mezitt's mother) was hybridized/introduced by Weston Nurseries in 1964.

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus var minus Carolinianum Group x minus var minus

Predominant Flower Colour: Pink

Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.

Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Upright
Oval
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Foundation planting