Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’


  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
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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.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

  • Plant size

    1.75m height

    1.75m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

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.

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Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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