Rhododendron ‘Noble Mountain’

hybrid rhododendron

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Outstanding Qualities

The frilly purple-pink blossoms of 'Noble Mountain' have heavy, dark red spots within. They are held in trusses of up to 15 flowers, making quite a show. 'Noble Mountain' blooms in early May. Dark olive-green leaves cover this lovely dense plant. Like the frilly skirt of country western dancer so are the rosy pink flowers of Rhododendron 'Noble Mountain' along with a dark maroon blotch – a very generous bee guide! – on the upper petals. This very compact evergreen shrubs blooms in mid spring against a backdrop of dark green foliage.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

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

Seasonal Interest: frilly rosy pink flowers in springtime

Wildlife Associations: hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold

Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse

Culture Notes
This 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.