Grandiflorum Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum' (H-1)
|Description||Beautiful clusters of large, long-lasting, lilac-purple, trumpet-shaped flowers with lightly speckled throats on an attractive, vigorous evergreen shrub with dense, deep green foliage. Excellent as an accent or background shrub in a mixed border or foundation planting, en masse as a showy group planting, or as an informal hedge.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil with a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, prefers evenly moist but not soggy soil. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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