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Scent-Sational™ White Rhododendron

Rhododendron hybrid H-3 ''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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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 5


Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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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 RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
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.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Your climate may be too cold for this plant