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Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Edith Bosley'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Edith Bosley
Hybridized by Bosley
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-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:

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

Regional

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

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Greenville, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 22, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely purple selection with a nearly black blotch. A very striking shrub when in bloom. It is also very hardy (zone 4b) so is a welcome addition for gardeners in colder climates.