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.