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Rhododendron maximumRhododendron maximum

great laurel, rosebay rhododendron

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 15-20'
Spread: 10-15'
Flowers: May-Aug.; white, pink
Fruit: Sept.-Nov.; tan to red; capsule
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Rhododendron maximumLight: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

cool mountain slopes, moist woods, sheltered coves and ravines, along creeks

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

needs space; may form dense thicket

Evergreen



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http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/401.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004