Plant Catalog - RHODODENDRON ELSIE FRYE 5
RHODODENDRON ELSIE FRYE 5
Rhododendron 'Elsie Frye'
An evergreen shrub with a leggy habit, good for an espalier. Early to mid spring bloom. Strongly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers grow in globe-shaped trusses. Flowers are white, blushing pink with golden-yellow throats. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Glossy, mid-green leaves are elliptic and leathery. Too tender for Northwest California. Hardy to 15 degrees F. Needs acidic soil, pH 4.5 - 6.0.
USDA zones: 8 - 9
Sunset zones: 15 - 17
Mature size: 4 - 5 feet high and wide
Light needs: filtered sunlight
Water needs: regular to ample water