Rhododendron 'Minnetonka' - from Historyland Nursery

Rhododendron 'Minnetonka' - from Historyland Nursery

Rhododendron 'Minnetonka'

Categories: Shrub

The Minnetonka is a hybrid Rhododendrom that offers evergreen foilage throughout the year. Clusters of lavendar-pink blossoms with orange and yellow spots on the lobes adorn this shrub from late spring into summer. This plant is slow growing, but stays compact and is ideal for smaller gardens in containers and informal hedges.  

More About Rhododendron 'Minnetonka'

  • This plant prefers filtered sun, partial shade
  • Needs regular watering, more often in extreme heat
  • Slow growing, compact dwarf plant
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

We offer Minnetonka 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring after blooming with a food for acid-loving plants; leaves will yellow in alkaline soil. After initial planting keep soil moist. After plant is established, water weekly. Water more often in exreme heat. Consider mulching around root base in colder climates.


3 Feet


4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Rhododendron 'Minnetonka' Characteristics


  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained


  • Low Maintenance
  • Edging
  • Long Blooming
  • Evergreen
  • Container

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Genus Overview: Rhododendron

Common Name: Rhododendron

Voted the #1 shrub among many gardeners for its large dense green foliage and abundance of beautiful bell shaped flower clusters in the spring. The trusses are 5” to 6” in diameter.  The dorsal petal of each flower is speckled with green, yellow, cinnamon-red or brown. This acid-loving plant has a shallow root system. Plant in rich organic, well-drained soil and mulch to protect the root system. This handsome broadleaf evergreen does well in sun or light shade and can grow from 6’ to 10’ tall with equal spread.   Beautiful used in a natural setting, single specimen or mass planting, excellent choice for a blooming hedge.