Shrub

Rhododendron maximum Roseum

Pink Rosebay Rhododendron

  • Large, spectacular plant
  • Native
  • Huge lavender-pink flowers bloom late June into early July
  • Long deep green foliage
  • Large, wide open branches
  • Perfect for grouping in wooded areas or in a landscape spot
This big, spectacular native plant varies from 'Independence' in flower color and bloom time while filling the same niche in large, open shaded areas just as well. 'Roseum' blooms a week to 10 days earlier than 'Independence' unleashing huge lavender-pink flowers in heads of up to 25 blooms in mid to late June, a full 4 to 5 weeks after the bloom of most smaller Rhododendron. These big, showy blooms last into early July and they are backed by long, deep green, strap-like foliage that is loosely arranged on big, wide spreading, open branches. 'Roseum' is a perfect plant for naturalizing in groups along wooded areas or for a showy piece in a large landscape spot with lots of open shade. Make sure the soil is moist but well-drained and 'Roseum' will perform in spectacular fashion.
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
No Deadheading
No Deadheading
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

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