Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
East facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:


Acidic / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Rhododendrons make up an incredibly diverse group of plants, originating from many parts of the Northern hemisphere with a large concentration in China and the Himalayas. These plants vary from tiny ground covering plants to species growing as understory plants in forests. Most flower in early spring, although some bear flowers for a brief period in autumn.

Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ is a gorgeous hybrid rhododendron bearing large, ruby-red flowers in May and June. For best results, grow ‘Nova Zembla’ in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Plants need minimal pruning and can be propagated by layering. Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' is noted for its tolerance of heat and strong sun.

Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ and wildlife

Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ poisonous?

Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’ can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Is known to attract Horses
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Is not known to attract Livestock
Is not known to attract People
Plants that go well with Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'