Variety or Cultivar
‘Rocket’ _ ‘Rocket’ is an upright, rounded, evergreen shrub with elliptic, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves and dense, rounded clusters of open funnel-shaped, frilled, magenta flowers in spring.
Magenta in Spring
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil
Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf
Pruning group 8
Grafting, Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings
Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ (Rhododendron ‘Rocket’) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.
Waterside, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders
Thrives in moist, humus-rich, acid soil in partial shade. Will not tolerate deep planting. Do not allow to dry out. Protect from strong winter winds.
Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
North, South, East, West