The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a lot of Rosebay Rhododendron. The leaves have been used to make a home cure, and the wood is occasionally utilised for tool handles. Short, crooked trunk, broad, rounded crown with numerous sturdy, crooked branches, and huge white flowers characterise this evergreen, thicket-forming shrub or tree. The great-laurel rhododendron, also known as rosebay rhododendron, is a broadleaf evergreen with numerous stems, upright branching, and the biggest leaves of all native rhododendrons. It has leathery dark blue-green leaves. In terminal clusters of 16-24, large, bell-shaped, white to purplish-pink spotted blooms emerge in large, bell-shaped, white to purplish-pink spotted flowers.
Botanical Name : Rhododendron maximum
Common Name : Great Laurel, Rosebay, Rosebay Rhododendron
Height : 10 -20 ft
Spread : 5- 15 ft
Germination Info : Sow under glass
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 250,000