Small, rounded evergreen shrub with a height and breadth of 3' to 6'. In chilly areas, foliage generally takes on a purple hue. Flowers in terminal, 4- to 10-flowered, umbel-like, 3" diameter trusses in May range from white to light rose to lilac-rose; corolla 5-lobed, approximately 1 1/2" broad. The elliptical foliage is dark green and leathery, with a fragrant smell in the crushed leaves. It's ideal for bulk planting. It thrives in partial shade and acidic, rich soil that is cold, wet, and well-drained. In some regions, it can survive full sun, although windy locations should be avoided.
Botanical Name : Rhododendron carolinianum pink/purple
Common Name : Carolina Rhododendron
Height : 3-6 ft
Spread : 3-6 ft
Germination Info : Sow under glass
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 425,000