Species: Rhododendron maximum
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Cultivars'Compactum', 'Independence', 'Leachii', 'Midsummer', 'Pride's Pink', 'var. album', 'var. purpureum', 'var. roseum'
Shrub > 8 feet
15' - 20' (equal spread)
massive rounded shrub; loose and open
Broadleaf evergreen; large leaves; pink buds open to white flowers in June.
Part shade, Shade
Requires acid (pH 5.0 to 7.0)
Cold hardy, needs shade and excellent drainage.
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
most not serious except leaf scorch
Bare Root Transplanting
Native from Georgia through Nova Scotia in understory of hilly areas.
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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