Rhododendron 'Cherries and Merlot'


Evergreen Shrub

"Medium-sized round trusses of bright red flowers with white stamens on a bed of pointed green, deeply veined leaves. A real surprise awaits you though by turning those green leaves over to reveal the "Merlot" of this superior plant form Frank Fujioka." Bloom River Gardens

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade


Size: 24 - 42 tall x 24 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Lance-shaped

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Shape: Bell, Cluster

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos