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Rhododendron carolinianum

Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron carolinianum

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

carolinianum

Common Name:

Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rocky summits, heath balds, high elevation forests, moist slopes. Uncommon to perhaps fairly common, at least locally in the NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

This species was recently split off from Rhododendron minus.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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