Published on May 30, 2012 by Casey
This large native shrub features long, strap-like foliage and spreading, woody branches that form a big, thick, spreading presence. Big buds open in early July, far later than most Rhododendron, with big, beautiful clear pink flower trusses. A superb plant for woodland areas, cover and nesting.
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Wooded, hilly areas from Maine south to Georgia and west to Tennessee and Ohio
In order to protect itself from cold temperatures, Rhododendron leaves roll up in temperatures below 25 F to conserve moisture and unfurl when warm temperatures return.
Plan Sub Group
• Medium to Tall Shrubs
• Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
• Filtered Shade
• Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
• Moist but well-drained
• Late Spring / Early Summer
• Dry Shade
• Hedge, screen
• Mass plant