Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans'
Roseum Elegans Catawba Rhododendron

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Pink (Lavendar-pink 2.5" dia. flowers in 5-6" dia. umbel-like racemes, appearing in late May)
Green (Dark glossy green leaves, more whitish glabrous beneath; evergreen)
Brown (Not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
6-8 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-8 feet
Requires moist, cool, acidic, well drained, organic soil; avoid harsh, dry, windswept sites
Cultivated origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Alternate, simple, thick, dark green 3-5" leaves are whitish glabrous beneath. Somewhat cupped.

Additional Information

A reliable bloomer that is common in commerce. Flower color does not always combine well with some other flower colors. Flower color bleaches out in high pH. Can be subject to winter burning of foliage in exposed sites near the limits of its range, but this cultivar can tolerate extreme heat and extreme cold (to -25 degrees Fahrenheit). Susceptible to a large number of pests and diseases, which can largely be prevented by good cultural practices.

1 Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans' found

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