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Zones 2B, 3-6, 14-17, 31-42
Partial Sun
Partial
Ample WaterRegular Water
Ample, Moderate
Toxicity
Leaves are poisonous if ingested

Rhododendron catawbiense

Ericaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

Appalachian native that grows 10 ft. tall and wide or larger, producing trusses of lilac purple, magenta, pink, or white flowers late in the season.

'Catawbiense Album'

Actually an R. catawbiense hybrid, this one grows to about 6 ft,. tall and wide. Its pink buds open into white flowers with greenish blotch. Mid-season to late. Takes heat.

'Catawbiense Boursault'

Like 'Catawbiense Album', this may be a hybrid. It grows to about 6 ft. tall and wide and produces pinkish-lavender flowers. It takes both cold (–20°F/ –29°C) and heat.

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