Rhododendron 'Rocket' is a medium-sized, evergreen, rhodo with a rounded upright shape. The leaves are leathery, thick, shiny, dark green in color, the young leaves are bronze-colored. This shammarello hybrid blooms mainly in the month of May, with pink to pink-red funnel-shaped flowers with a darker scarlet pattern in the throat and curled petals. Rhododendron 'Rocket' prefers a location in filtered sunlight or partial shade, sheltered from strong winds and with a shaded root zone. It requires an acidic, moist, well-drained soil that should never be allowed to dry out completely, requires little pruning and is very hardy.