Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’

('Roseum Elegans', Rhododendron)


$199.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Roseum Elegans’ is a catawbiense hybrid with funnel-shaped flowers measuring 2″ across. They are rosy lavender with a reddish-brown dorsal spotting that ages to pink. Its ball-shaped trusses hold about 20 flowers. Its leaves are elliptical and olive green. Roseum Elegans is a dense and spreading plant of great vigor. It is tolerant of heat or cold.

Description

Best grown in acidic, humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, moisture-retentive but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers a sun dappled shade. Plant in a location protected from strong winter winds. Good soil drainage is essential (doesn’t like “wet feet”). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Shallow, fibrous root systems (do not cultivate around plants) will benefit greatly from a mulch (e.g., wood chips, bark or pine needles) to help retain moisture and stabilize soil temperatures. Roots must never be allowed to dry out. Acidify soils as needed. Clip off spent flower clusters immediately after bloom as practicable.

Additional information

Common Name

'Roseum Elegans', Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'

Container/Amount

20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 10 ft.

Width

to 12 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late, May

Flower Color

lavender

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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