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Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' - 100-150cm, 35lt

Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' - 100-150cm, 35lt

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Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ is a tough, bushy, vigorous, evergreen shrub with thick, ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and a profusion of large, funnel-shaped, ruby-red flowers with maroon-spotted throats, blooming in May and June. Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ grows best in acidic, organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. It prefers dappled shade, but can withstand strong sun. Its roots are shallow and poor drainage may lead to a root rot. It is tolerant of frost and air pollution. Very hardy and easy to grow, even in cold climates. Needs to be sheltered from strong winds. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require much pruning. Susceptible to many insect and disease problems. Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ is a versatile landscape shrub, one of the most popular red rhododendrons for severe climates. It is perfect as a specimen or foundation plant in informal, cottage, woodland, and urban gardens. Excellent for shade gardens. Great for beds and borders, banks and slopes, or informal hedges.
  • Common Name

    Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, Holland

  • Flower

    large, funnel-shaped, ruby-red flowers with maroon-spotted throats

  • Foliage

    thick, ovate, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acidic soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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