Rhododendron 'Cherries and Merlot'


Evergreen Shrub

This compact flowering shrub produces masses of spectacular bright red flower clusters in spring. Elliptical, glossy green foliage has showy, maroon under sides. Beautiful at the woodlands edge or as a specimen.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Regular / Even


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