Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron catawbiense 'Catawbiense Album'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: catawbiense (ka-taw-bee-EN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Catawbiense Album
Additional cultivar information:(aka White)
Hybridized by Waterer
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

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:

Chicago, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Mahopac, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Cookeville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 18, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of the hardiest rhododendrons and is included in the 'Ironclad' series. It is hardy to zone 4b. The flower buds are pale lavender but the flowers open to nearly white. There is a notable central green blotch. A great rhody for cold areas.