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Rhododendron catawbiense /Mountain Rosebay

Rhododendron catawbiense  / Rhododendron catawbiense
Heavy flowering of a typical rhododendron
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Heavy flowering of a typical rhododendron

One of many different flower types for rhododendrons

Clusters of red flowers

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron catawbiense
Common Name: Mountain Rosebay
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Comments: This azalea produces large floral buds followed by five to six inch clusters of five to ten lilac-purple flowers per cluster. The foliage is a dark, rich green.