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Rhododendron species /Rhododendron

Rhododendron species  / Rhododendron species
Rhododendrons on a garden path in England
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Rhododendrons on a garden path in England

Whorl of foliage around spring flower buds

A lavender flowering selection of the rhododendron

A rich rosy-red flowering selection

Lavender flowers and large leathery leaves

A large floral bud just before opening

A handsome cluster of flowers

Flowers and foliage

Relatively young plant blooming at the Gloster Arboretum in Gloster, MS

Hot-pink flowers

Flowers and foliage

An inflorescence just as flower buds emerging

Dark green leaves and emerging flowers in spring

A beautiful specimen in full bloom in Zurich, Switzerland in late May

Full bloom

A large shrub with a heavy flower bud set in late summer

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron species
Common Name: Rhododendron
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Red, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a generic group of rhododendrons that are often characterized by large leathery leaves, five to twelve flowers per cluster that have colors of white, purple, pink, red and orange and bloom in mid to late spring. A rhododendron normally has 10 pollen-bearing stamens while azaleas have five. This group normally grow best in the Upper South where temperatures are more temperate, but there are some which are performing quite well in the Lower South.