Plant Catalog - RHOD OSTBOS RED ELIZABETH 5
RHOD OSTBOS RED ELIZABETH 5
Rhododendron 'Ostbo's Red Elizabeth', 'Elizabeth Ostbo Red', 'Elizabeth Red Foliage'
Ostbo's Red Elizabeth Rhododendron
An evergreen shrub with a round, compact habit. Mid spring bloom, sometimes reblooming in fall. Funnel-shaped flowers grow in loose trusses. Flowers are red with dark red spotting. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Dark green leaves are elliptic and leathery. New growth is ornamental burgundy red. Hardy to -5 degrees F. Needs acidic soil, pH 4.5 - 6.0.
USDA zones: 6 - 8
Sunset zones: 4 - 6, 15 - 17
Mature size: 3 feet high and 4 feet wide
Light needs: filtered sunlight
Water needs: regular to ample water