Great Laurel, Rosebay, Rosebay Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum

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Botanical Name:

Rhododendron maximum

Family:

Ericaceae

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species:

maximum

Common Name:

Great Laurel, Rosebay, Rosebay Rhododendron

Seeds Per Pound:
4,450,980
Quantity:
0.63 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
1442
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
98%
Height:
13 feet
Collection Locale:
PA
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.63 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required. none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist.
Other: Sterile soil should be used, care should be taken to not sow the seed too thick.
In a Nutshell:
* Flowers to 2" across, white, pink, or purplish, likes cool, moist, acid soil and shade, dark green evergreen leaves 4-8", of open habit, flowering in summer, native from Nova Scotia to Georgia and Alabama.
* R. maximum is an evergreen shrub growing to 4 m (13 ft), rarely 10 m (33 ft), tall. The leaves are 9-19 cm (3-8 in ) long and 2-4 cm (0.75-1.5 in) broad. The flowers are 2.5-3 cm (1 in) diameter, white, pink or pale purple, often with small greenish-yellow spots. The fruit is a dry capsule 15-20 mm (.60-.79 in) long, containing numerous small seeds . The leaves can be poisonous. Leaves are sclerophyllous, simple, alternate, and oblong (10 to 30 cm long, 5 to 8 cm wide). It retains its waxy, deep-green leaves for up to 8 years, but once shed are slow to decompose. It produces large, showy, white to purple flowers each June. more...
* Succeeds in a most humus-rich lime-free soils except those of a dry arid nature or those that are heavy or clayey. Prefers a peaty or well-drained sandy loam. Succeeds in sun or shade, the warmer the climate the more shade a plant requires. more...