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Ben Moseley Rhododendron*

Rhododendron 'Ben Moseley'

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Ben Moseley Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Ben Moseley') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Ben Moseley Rhododendron flowers

Ben Moseley Rhododendron flowers

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Ben Moseley Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Ben Moseley') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Ben Moseley Rhododendron in bloom

Ben Moseley Rhododendron in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A captivating variety with amazing shell pink blooms accented with a contrasting dark red blotch; an unusual showy accent plant; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting

Ornamental Features

Ben Moseley Rhododendron is clothed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with a dark red blotch at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage. The glossy narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ben Moseley Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ben Moseley Rhododendron is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Ben Moseley Rhododendron will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.