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Rhododendron 'Slam Dunk'

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Trusses of frilly, rose-colored flowers with a burgundy blotch provide a spectacular display. A vigorous, cold-hardy hybrid developed at the University of Connecticut as part of their Raise the Roof® series named to salute their championship basketball teams. A very effective accent or low, informal hedge. Evergreen. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    5 - 10 feet

  • Spread
    4—7 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Slam Dunk' (H-1) Raise the Roof® Series
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype RHODODENDRON
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
Height 5 - 10 feet
Spread 4—7 feet
Special Uses Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses Hedges and Screens
Flower Color Pink
Bloom Time Spring

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