Take care of your rhododendrons —if you want - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Marion Owen

Take care of your rhododendrons —if you want

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 9:00 am

KODIAK — Most folks know rhododendrons as big, leathery-leafed shrubs with rounded clusters (called trusses) of stunning white, yellow, pink, red or purple blossoms. But there are also dwarfs a few inches high, such as our dark pink Kamchatka Rhododendron, which thrives on rocky alpine areas, giants that reach 80 feet tall in their native Southeast Asia, and a host of species and hybrids of every size in between.  

Along with the large variety of colors, there are flowers with polka dots and some types have blossoms that feature a blotch or flare resembling the Nike swoosh. 

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