Rhododendron ‘Rocket’


Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ in a 7.5 litre pot.

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Introducing Rhododendron ‘Rocket’, a hardy cultivar of the beloved Rhododendron plant. Known for its ability to survive in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, this cultivar is well-suited for cooler regions. It prefers a partially shaded spot, protected from strong winds. ‘Rocket’ is sure to bring long-lasting beauty to your landscape. In May to June, it produces large, rich purple blooms that are sure to catch your eye. Its evergreen leaves are green in color, providing a lush backdrop all year round. It’s a low maintenance plant and doesn’t require regular pruning. However, it’s important to keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, vine weevil, and scale insects, and diseases such as powdery mildews and bud blast. It prefers moist, well-drained acidic soil, and it’s not known for being invasive.This cultivar can be enjoyed in many different settings, from large landscapes to small gardens and containers. ‘Rocket’ is a versatile and hardy cultivar that is sure to be a standout in any garden.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Rhododendron ‘Rocket’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ can grow to a height of 2m and a spread of 2m.
  • Did You Know That:Some species of Rhododendron are found at high altitude with some species found growing above 3,500 meters above sea level?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant requires acidic soil to thrive and cannot grow in neutral or alkaline soil conditions.

Best Position

Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ prefers a sheltered position and likes the sun but not too much of it, so an area that is partially shaded is perfect.


Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Rhododendron ‘Rocket’ can have problems with aphids, vine weevil and scale insects, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews and bud blast. It is considered to be toxic.

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