My mom gave me this shrub/tree/bush a few years back. She told me it was a rhododendron but had no other information. I live on the border of Zone 4 and 5 in the Lake Michigan basin. I planted it on the north east corner of my house in pretty much full maple tree shade. It hasn't done very well where it is but it has bloomed twice so far (as you can see in the pics).
- Does anyone know the common/scientific name?
- Does this plant require full sun? How much should I water? How much should I fertilize?
- I've never covered it over the winter, should I and how should I?
I've attempted trying to tie it up over the winter but the branches are so scraggly that I was afraid I'd break/kill what little remains. Any help with this plant would be awesome.