Rhododendron - Grandiflorum, Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum', is a broadleaf evergreen that is a vigorous grower and useful for background plantings.
It produces an abundance of large, light lavender-blue flowers on trusses in late May; trusses are 5” to 6” in diameter!
The dorsal petal of each flower is speckled with green, yellow, cinnamon-red or brown. Grandiflorum has foliage that is dense and dark green which creates a gorgeous combination with its bell-shaped flower clusters.
Grandiflorum is an easy care rhododendron that needs excellent drainage, mulching and a peat moss soil additive. Roots will rot in poorly drained soil, so well-drained soil is a must!
Grandiflorum requires regular watering, particularly in hot, dry weather; established plants can benefit from fertilization.
Rhododendrons are ornamental, acidic-soil loving broad-leaf evergreens and are beautiful used in a natural setting, single specimen or mass planting, and an excellent choice for a blooming hedge.
* Spring Blooming Plant
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum'|
|Mature Height||5-6 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun|