Pink Rosebay Rhododendron

Rhododendron maximum 'Roseum' (H-1)

SKU
40576
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.
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4-9

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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron MAKS-ih-mum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!