of Autumn Azaleas & Rhododendrons
November portraits of
Our twiggy, three-foot tall 'Milestone' rhododendron does not
turn such bright colors every year, as it all depends on how
many cold days it experiences early in autumn.
We had a week-long coldsnap in October, which was
just the right timing for it to turn bright red in November.
It is semi-deciduous & will hold onto many
of these colorful leaves right through winter,
although the leaves fade from red to bronzy yellow in
December, then darkens again to purplish mahagony,
losing a few more of the leaves at each stage.
When this early bloomer is in full flower in March,
it will have lost all but the leaves at the very tips of each
branch, & not yet have new leaves
when the flowers are bursting open.
Read all about this dwarf rhody on the main
'Milestone' Rhododendron Page
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