RHODODENDRON NOVA ZEMBLA
Nova Zembla Rhododendron has non fragrant bright-red flowers with black spots. A mid-season grower that reaches 5 feet in 10 years and is hardy to zone 4 (-25 degrees F) Rhododendrons and azaleas grow best in light, well-drained soils with good soil
aeration and an ample supply of soil moisture during the summer. Rhododendrons and azaleas, in general, require an acid soil with pH about 5.5.
Soils with pH higher than 5.5 should be acidified. Rhododendrons and azaleas are easily damaged or killed by planting too deeply. Partial shade is desirable in most cases; in hot dry areas it is essential. Most varieties simply will not tolerate full sun, developing
quite yellowish leaves under such conditions you will do well to plant rhododendrons in
locations where the plants will receive shade in the afternoon.