Rhododendron of the Month – ‘May Day’

Rhododendron ‘May Day’

By Don Wallace

What better choice for May’s Plant of the Month than ‘May Day’ with its  rich red-orange bells that cover the plant in May,  making a festive look in the garden. The plant grows wider than tall and will be 5 ft tall and 8 ft wide in 10 years. The foliage is a very nice dark green with a dusting of indumentum on the undersides. The leaves hold for 2-3 years making it a full and lush plant. The bloom is quite long, 3-4 weeks, and is always noticed by our customers. Plant with ‘Blue Lagoon’ or ‘Royal Purple’ for a show you won’t forget.