Rhododendron catawbiense 'Nova Zembla'

Catawba Rhododendron

Looking for one of the most popular red-flowering Rhododendrons with extreme cold hardiness? Look no further! Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Nova Zembla’ features all of the best possible qualities of an evergreen Rhodie plus the phosphorescent glow of cardinal red blooms with maroon dorsal splotches from April to May. The funnel-shaped flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, as well as butterflies, while the evergreen foliage provides shelter for winter migrating birds. Meaning “New Land”, and referring to the Severnaya Zemlya Island off of the Northern coast of Russia, ‘Nova Zembla’ Hybrid Catawba Rhododendron was bred and cultivated in Holland over a century ago, and selected for its impeccable cold hardiness in the face of severe temperatures (as well as its mind-blowingly awesome blooms). While it’s known to thrive in the face of severe cold climates, it can also tolerate extreme heat and sun exposure.

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Alternate Cultivar: Nova Zembla
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 6 Feet
  • Spread: 5 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Red


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31 Rhododendron catawbiense Nova Zembla #5 18-24 (NATIVE-cherry-red) Full bloom Login for pricing
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