Scent-Sational™ White Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Rhodunter 48' (H-3) PP #15,967

A true garden sensation! Pastel pink buds burst forth into sweetly fragrant, showy white blooms with pale lemon throats in late spring. But the real sensation is the tenacious root system that will withstand a variety of soils unheard of for many rhododendrons. A wonderful choice for a garden accent or for a formal hedge.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 6 to 7 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Prefers organically-rich, well-drained soil, but will tolerate loamy to clay soil. Generally pH neutral will tolerate acid or alkaline soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Do not over water. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Hardy to -15 degrees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-7

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