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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    The rhododendron is an evergreen plant with large, lush pinkish purple blossoms in the spring.

    Latin Name

    Rhododenron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans'


    Family

    Ericaceae


    Also Known As

    Catawba Rosebay Mountain Rosebay Purple Rhododendron Rosebay


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 8'

    Uses

  • Hedge
  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    George Washington received rhododendron plants from William Hamilton in March of 1792.


    Other Details

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