Rhododendron
Rhododendron auriculatum

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: auriculatum (aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tum) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dover, Kentucky

Monmouth, Oregon

Vida, Oregon

Blaine, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 25, 2011, rhodophile from Vida, OR wrote:

This is the plant to grow if you want a shrub covered with fragrant white lillies in the summer. It takes a number of years to bloom from seed. Various Lane County Oregon gardeners have had some success speeding this up with grafting. But when it does bloom! Some years back, the Rhododendron Species Foundation sold a plant that had bloomed pink, from the same seed lot. Ours has yet to bloom, but shows lots of evidence of lots of reddish genes in the leaves, etc. Different forms of this, reflecting different introductions of seed from various locations, are reported to bloom at different times, some blooming IN EARLY AUGUST!
I am curious about your report of auriculatum blooming in an early month. This plant takes a lot of room...it plans to be a small tree, and can be pruned to... read more