Rhododendron are evergreen or deciduous shrub-like
plants with large flower blossoms.
Other Names: Rhoddie, Rododendro, Rosebay,
Rust-Red Rhododendron, Rusty Leaved Rhododendron,
Descriptions: Rhododendron have large
clusters of trumpet shaped flower blossoms in
Size: Rhododendrons vary greatly in size
and shape. Most rhododendron range from 2' to
Symbolism: Rhododendron symbolizes caution
Grow Details: Rhododendron are hardy flowering
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Soil PH: PH 4.5-6.0
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: Rhododendron grow from 2'
to 10' tall.
Flower Colors: White, Salmon, Pink,
Red, Crimson, Violet, Lavender, Purple
Propagation: Rhododendrons can be
propagated by seeds, cuttings, grafting
Blooming Period: Late Spring
Herbal Remedy Properties: Some species
of rhododendron are poisonous to grazing animals
because of a toxin called grayanotoxin in their
pollen and nectar.
Native Area: Rhododendron are native to
the temperate regions of Asia, North America,
and Europe, as well as to the tropical regions
of southeast Asia and northern Australia.
Other: The state flower of Washington
is the Pacific rhododendron.