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Album RhododendronRhododendron catawbiense 'Album'

  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra

The album rhododendron is a hardy and vigorous evergreen plant. While its lustrous dark green foliage makes a statement year-round, the real show happens in the spring. A profusion of bell-shaped white flowers envelope the entire shrub. It works well in landscape as a single specimen and is exceptionally lovely planted in groupings.

Hardiness Zones

The album rhododendron can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–8. View Map

Tree Type

This shrub is considered both an evergreen shrub and a flowering shrub. It keeps its foliage year-round and blooms in a profusion of spring flowers.

Mature Size

The album rhododendron grows to a height of 6–10' and a spread of 5–8' at maturity.

Growth Speed Slow Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a slow rate, with height increases of less than 12" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The album rhododendron grows in acidic, loamy, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils.


This shrub:
  • Produces a profusion of bell-shaped white flowers in the spring.
  • Keeps its lustrous dark green foliage year-round.
  • Grows in a rounded shape.