Alpenrose Rhododendron ferrugineum


A small, spreading, evergreen shrub with dark, glossy green leaves which are red-brown and scaly beneath. Small trusses of rose-pink to crimson and occasionally white tubular flowers appear in June.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpenrose alpine rose

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full sun, Partial shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 8

  • bambooSoil

    Clay, Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

  • insectPests

    May be susceptible to vine weevil, rhododendron leafhopper, pieris lacebug, scale insects, caterpillars and aphids

  • microbeDiseases

    May be susceptible to various Rhododendron diseases including powdery mildew, rhododendron petal blight, rhododendron bud blast, silver leaf and honey fungus