Pink Rosebay Rhododendron
Rhododendron maximum 'Roseum' (H-1)
Pronunciation: roh-do-DEN-dron MAKS-ih-mum
|Description||Spectacular late spring color from showy trusses of enchanting pink flowers on a vigorous, large, broadly rounded shrub with leathery, dark green foliage on red stems. Tolerates heavy shade and thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. Works well as a seasonal specimen in a mixed shrub border. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.