Mary Fleming Rhododendron
One of the First Rhododendrons to Bloom in Spring
At first sight, the ruffled pale creamy yellow flower clusters of Mary Fleming Rhododendron will take your breath away. The petals form ruffled blooms that are kissed with salmon pink along the outer edges.
Mary Fleming Rhododendron is a Small Leafed Variety.
Unlike most plants in the Rhododendron family, this one is definitely a dwarf. In 10 years it will reach 2-feet high and wide. It is perfect for a small space because it will never be larger than 3 feet high and 5 feet wide. Mary Fleming is a hybrid Rhododendron that has been registered with the American Rhododendron Society since 1959. It is easy to see how this charming little spring bloomer has won several awards. It was named Rhododendron of the Year in 2005.
Hardy in the Cold, Frigid Northern Winters to 15 Below Zero!
The bloom buds of the Mary Fleming Rhododendron have proven to resist late spring freezes in temperatures as low as -15F. Stated to be tolerant of sun, under the intensity of the southern sun it may be advisable to provide afternoon shade. In the north, the Mary Fleming Rhododendron may fare well until mid-afternoon without sun protection.
Low Spreading Evergreen Shrub with a Full Shape.
Rhododendrons prefer good drainage and low moisture once established. If you have heavy clay in your yard, you would do well to plant your Mary Fleming Rhododendron in a raised bed to allow for adequate water drainage.
Rhododendrons are very low maintenance landscape plants.
They are resistant to pests and have no disease problems when grown in the right conditions. In nature, these evergreen shrubs grow from the crevices in rocks. This will tell you how much moisture or moisture retention they prefer. You will not need to do a lot of pruning or shaping when growing Rhododendrons.
Our Mary Fleming Rhododendrons will all be Well-Rooted and Vigorous Growers.
This is one of the most important keys to your success in growing beautiful plants. At Brighter Blooms, we understand that a well-developed root system guarantees our customers great results at home. We want you to be able to plant it and enjoy it, rather than needing to coddle a weak plant in hopes that it will survive. The Mary Fleming Rhododendron is one of our best sellers. Our supply won't last long, so be sure to reserve yours before our availability is completely gone for the year.