Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum' - Catawba Rhododendron

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum'


Categories: Shrub

A vigorous growing evergreen with deep green foliage and long lasting lilac flower and yellow-red blotches. Blooms in late May. Thrives in moist, well drained acidic soil.  Ideal in mass planting, natural settings and foundation planting.

We offer Grandiflorum 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.

Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring after blooming with a food for acid-loving plants.


5 Feet


6 Feet


7-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum' Characteristics


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water


  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Genus Overview: Rhododendron

Common Name: Rhododendron

Voted the #1 shrub among many gardeners for its large dense green foliage and abundance of beautiful bell shaped flower clusters in the spring. The trusses are 5” to 6” in diameter.  The dorsal petal of each flower is speckled with green, yellow, cinnamon-red or brown. This acid-loving plant has a shallow root system. Plant in rich organic, well-drained soil and mulch to protect the root system. This handsome broadleaf evergreen does well in sun or light shade and can grow from 6’ to 10’ tall with equal spread.   Beautiful used in a natural setting, single specimen or mass planting, excellent choice for a blooming hedge.