The best places to plant rhododendrons are locations that feature fairly acidic soils that are rich in organic matter and provide excellent drainage. Rhododendrons also prefer shaded locations that are sheltered from the wind.Continue Reading
The best place to plant a rhododendron is on the north or east side of a home. They receive protection from direct afternoon sunlight in these locations. Rhododendrons grow best when they are planted close to buildings or other windbreaks, which is why they are so often used as foundation plantings. They should never be planted on the south side of a building unless significant shade is cast by nearby trees.
Soil quality is a very important factor in determining planting sites for rhododendrons. Never plant them in sandy or clay soils. As understory plants in conifer-dominated woodlands, rhododendrons grow best in locations that mimic that environment.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
When growing a Kentia Palm indoors, keep it in a place where the plant can get a lot of indirect sunlight, as direct light might burn the leaves of the plant. Make sure that the soil in the pot has proper drainage, and water the plant once the top layer of the ground dries up. Be careful not to water it too much, as the roots may start rotting.Full Answer >
To grow an avocado tree, place the pit in a glass of water, transplant it into a pot, care for the plant and then bring it outside in early spring. It takes between five and 13 years for avocados to grow,Full Answer >
Some shade-loving shrubs for temperature zone 5 include red chokeberry, Japanese barberry, common sweetshrub, summersweet, sweetfern, gray dogwood, hazelnut, daphne, witchhazel, kalmia, Japanese kerria, privet, northern bayberry, paxistima, mock orange, pieris japonica, rhododendrons and azaleas, black jetbead, fragrant sumac, coralberry, snowberry, yew and species of viburnum, including mapleleaf and arrowwood viburnum and blackhaw.Full Answer >
Some of the most common landscaping shrubs include forsythias, Rose of Sharon, rhododendrons, barberry and holly. Landscaping shrubs range in size from the smaller varieties up to the larger tree-like forms.Full Answer >