Rhododendron ‘Trail Blazer’
A splash of ruby red - a magnificent bee guide – is set against a backdrop of pink on the flowers of Rhododendron 'Trail Blazer' which blooms in mid to late spring. The foliage is smooth, dark green, and held for three years before dropping making for a luxuriant shrub.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold
Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse
Culture NotesThis rhododendron is easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Plant it in rich well-drained or sandy soil in a location with full sun to light or open shade. Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted plants requiring regular watering during dry weather. Faded flowers can be removed to give a cleaner look and new growth can be pinched to help make young plants bushier. Adult root weevils can chew on their leaves, but this is less of a problem on plants that receive more light and regular watering.
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Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: pink
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering