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Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans'

Description

'Roseum Elegans' Rhododendron is a cultivar that is a fast growing broadleaf evergreen shrub in the blueberry family.  It has a dense round habit.  It does best in cooler climates and can struggle with our southern summers.  It has attractive glossy green leaves and lavender flowers that appear in late spring. 

Plant it as an accent or specimen plant or mass plant in it in a shrub boarder.  

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#specimen#accent plant#fast growing#large shrub#naturalized area#evergreen shrub#small group plantings#shrub borders#woodland garden
 
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Tags:
#specimen#accent plant#fast growing#large shrub#naturalized area#evergreen shrub#small group plantings#shrub borders#woodland garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhododendron
    Species:
    catawbiense
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Long dry seed capsules
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Showy clusters of up to 20 bell-shaped lavender flowers with red-brown spots on the petals.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, entire margins glossy deep green leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Scaly
    Bark Description:
    Gray-brown scaly bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen