Question About Dwarf Rhododendron

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what will grow happily beside a 3ft tall dwarf rhododendron

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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Hi Mina-There are several plants that would work well as companion plants to your rododendron. As long as they have similar growing requirements they should do well if your rododendron is doing well in its locations. Do you know the type or name of the rododendron you have? I'm assuming the area has some shade during the day possibly afternoon shade? Do you know the hardiness zone you are located in? This will help to give you a list of plants that will do well in your location. You can click on hardiness zones in the upper right corner of any page in Gardenality to fine your zone. You can also give me your city and state and I can look it up also when looking for plants you may like. Are you looking for a flowering plant? Do you have any height or width requirements you need to stay within? You can answer these questions using the comments box below.

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Answer #1 · Mina Cummings's Answer · Hi John Thank you for your reply. I have been keeping an eye on my Azalea in the hope of finding new buds but it really is dead and will have to go.I know of two other people in the general area who have also lost Azaleas this winter which has been surprisingly mild and wet. My Azalea sat beside the dwarf Rhodie in a small border facing East in Zone 8 ( west of Scotland). The area is in light shade all day with a bit of sun for an hour or so in the morning. I am looking for a plant with white or pale yellow flowers in spring or early summer)

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Answer #3 · Mina Cummings's Answer · Thank you for all your help John , I think you are absolutely right , when I lifted the azalea..I didn't even need a fork it just pulled out...the roots were very wet. I think I will be looking in my local garden centres for the dwarf hydrangea. That sounds just right.)

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Answer #2 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Mina-I'm sorry the azalea didn't do well. They normally do well with the rhododendrons as they like the same growing conditions. If the winter was mild in your location it may have been too much water that killed the plant. They definitely like a well draining soil as too much water around the roots can suffocate the plant or cause root rot. I noted some links to plants that would be good companion plants to the Rhododendron with a white or yellow flower. When looking at the plant files you will see the plants picture and their characteristics. Although some may grow a little larger than you would like most can be pruned to keep at a desired height and width. Just click on the links to go directly to the plant files.








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