Posted by shane - January 24, 2016 - A-Z Plant Maintenance, Shrubs - No Comments

'Helsinki' rhododendron, Zone 3.

‘Helsinki’ rhododendron, Zone 3.

Rhododendron is a beautiful and common shrub of the BC Coast where I grew up.  It is much less common in Alberta, and there are few varieties that will grow here.  I’ve only seen a few successful specimens: a very nice one in Calgary that was about 3′ high and 2′ wide, and a few in Edmonton. In 2016, I am going to trial all available Zone 3 varieties in my south-facing front yard in Red Deer.  I’ll update this entry as I learn more about these plants.



Part shade to full sun for most varieties.


Moist, well-drained.


Lets’s see if they grow first.



(c) 2016 Shane LePage, Wild Rose Tree Service Inc., Red Deer, AB.