Rhododendron carolinianum var. alba (White Carolinianum) is a variation of Rhododendron carolinianum, a species of flowering evergreen shrub native to the southeastern United States. It belongs to the Ericaceae family, which includes various rhododendron and azalea species.
White Carolinianum is known for its beautiful white flowers. It produces clusters of bell-shaped blooms in late spring or early summer. The flowers have a delicate appearance and are typically pure white, although there may be variations with a hint of pink or cream. Like other rhododendron species, the blooms of White Carolinianum add elegance and color to garden landscapes.
The foliage of White Carolinianum is typically dark green and evergreen, providing year-round interest to the garden. The leaves are leathery and have an elliptical or lanceolate shape.
In terms of cultivation, White Carolinianum prefers acidic soil that is well-drained and rich in organic matter. It thrives in partial shade or dappled sunlight, but it can tolerate some morning or late afternoon sun. Regular watering and mulching are beneficial for maintaining soil moisture and providing the appropriate growing conditions.
As with other rhododendron species, proper care, including periodic pruning to shape the shrub and remove dead or damaged branches, can help promote healthy growth and enhance the overall appearance of the plant.
Botanical Name : Rhododendron carolinianum var. alba
Common Name : White Carolinianum
Height : 1- 2 ft
Spread : 1- 2 ft
Germination Info : Sow under glass
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 425,000