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Rio Salsa Evergreen Rhododendron

Hot color in the spring

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  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring to early summer
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Rio Salsa Evergreen Rhododendron


This very floriferous rhododendron produces trusses of funnel-shaped flowers that appear orange from a distance. The bright pink and yellow flowers really pop against the glossy, dark green foliage. Rio Salsa Rhododendron has a dense, upright, spreading habit and looks good when planted as a specimen plant in the garden or in groups. Its evergreen foliage adds year-round interest to the woodland or shaded garden. This rhododendron grows best in organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil in a partially shaded area. Avoid planting it in windy, exposed areas. Quart. Rhododendron 'Rio Salsa'

Shrub Z6-8 H4-5'xW5-6' Mid Spring Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameRhododendron 'Rio Salsa'
  • Sun ExposurePartial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread5 - 6 feet
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet
  • Hardiness Zone6-8
  • Flowering DateMid spring to early summer
  • Planting InstructionsAvoid windy, exposed areas. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly. Apply mulch to retain moisture and protect the shallow roots.
  • Winter CareMaintain mulch through the winter months. Never allow to dry out. Remove mulch in early spring before growth starts.
  • Flower Color:yellow, pink
  • Flower FormOpen, funnel-shaped flowers that bloom in trusses.
  • Foliage TypeOblong, coarse, dark green, glossy, evergreen foliage. Grows in a dense, upright, spreading habit.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, moisture retentive, organically rich, acidic soil.
  • PruningPrune to shape and remove dead wood and broken branches. Deadhead flowers as they fade. After flowering.
  • Unique CharactersticsRare Find Nursery: Tom Ahern cross of 'Rio' X ''September Song' with unusual color and extreme floriferousness! Bright pink and yellow flowers appear orange from a distance- up close, they're beautiful. Shiny dark green leaves on a compact shapely good grower. We all like it a lot.
  • ShippedQUART
  • Height/Habit4 - 5 feet
  • Growth RateModerate.
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*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 5B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
6A-6B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
7A 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
7B-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-5: 10/29/18
Zones 6-10: 11/12/18

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