Plant Catalog - RHODODENDRON FRAGRANTISSIMUM IMPROVED
RHODODENDRON FRAGRANTISSIMUM IMPROVED
Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum Improved'
An evergreen shrub with a more compact, upright habit than 'Fragrantissimum.' Early to mid spring bloom. Large, strongly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers grow in dome-shaped trusses. Flowers are white, blushing pink with wavy petals. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Dark green leaves are elliptic and leathery. Too tender for Northwest California. Hardy to 15 degrees F. Needs acidic soil, 4.5 - 6.0. Photo courtesy of Enjoy Rhododendrons.
USDA zones: 8 - 9
Sunset zones: 15 - 17
Mature size: 3 - 4 feet high and wide
Light needs: filtered sunlight
Water needs: regular to ample water