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Snowy Rhododendron

Rhododendron niveum

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Snowy Rhododendron Overview

This species is an evergreen shrub with elliptic dark green leaves. It will bear compact trusses of blue-purple, bell-shaped flowers in mid spring.

Common problems with Snowy Rhododendron

How to propagate Snowy Rhododendron

Cuttings

Propagate by simple layering, dropping or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Layering

Other uses of Snowy Rhododendron

Grown mainly for the beauty of the flowers. Ground cover & interesting leaves. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.