Anna H. Hall Rhododendron flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Completely cloaked with lovely, fine white flowers in early June with sturdy dark green leaves retained all year; it is vigorous with a rounded habit, ideal for a shrub border; must have acidic and organic soil
Anna H. Hall Rhododendron is smothered in stunning clusters of white trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches in early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has dark green foliage which emerges green in spring. The glossy narrow leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Anna H. Hall Rhododendron is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. 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.
Anna H. Hall Rhododendron is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Anna H. Hall Rhododendron will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.