An outstanding selection featuring glowing, cherry red blooms in spring; glossy, dark green foliage has burgundy undersides for added interest; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting
Cherries And Merlot Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Cherries And Merlot Rhododendron is smothered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. It has attractive dark green foliage with burgundy undersides which emerges light green in spring. The glossy narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter.
Cherries And Merlot Rhododendron will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.