- Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'
- Common name: Rhododendron
- Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
- Key features:
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'
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.
Toxic to Cats
Toxic to Dogs
Toxic to Horses
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People