Rhododendron Marie Forte
Rhododendron ‘Marie Forte’ is a medium sized, evergreen rhododendron with a broad, upright bushy shape. The leaves are medium to large, semi-gloss, oval and medium green to yellowish green. This “Catawbiense” hybrid flowers mainly from May to June, with funnel-shaped, crimson-red to purple-red flowers with dark markings in the throat. The flowers are grouped in bunches. Rhododendron ‘Marie Forte likes a spot in filtered sunlight or partial shade, protected from harsh winds and a shaded root zone. It requires an acidic, moist, well-drained soil, which should never dry out completely, and requires little pruning and is very winter hardy.