Rhododendron
Rhododendron rex subsp. fictolacteum

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: rex subsp. fictolacteum
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Scarlet (Dark Red)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Blaine, Washington

Concrete, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 9, 2014, bobbieberecz from Concrete, WA wrote:

I like the somewhat exotic look of this plant. It has a unique structure and appearance as compared with the common rhodies. This is only my second season with it, but it survived a frigid 0* winter. It receives a few hours of morning sun, then shade (not particularly bright shade, either). Soil is sandy/loam. Last season (it's first) it quickly wilted all summer to the least drying of the soil. I had to be careful to keep the soil consistently moist, which meant daily watering in August. I hadn't mulched around it as my other common rhodies send their roots to the top of the mulch, which tends to dry out leaving the moisture in the ground. Maybe a thick large bark will help this summer.