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Rhodora - Rhododendron canadense

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Phonetic: Rho-doh-DEN-dron kan-ESS-senz

#1 Pot - 2-3' Shrub

Rhodora is a small shrub that brightens up bogs and wet woods with its gorgeous pink flowers, which emerge slightly earlier than the gray-green leaves in the spring. There is nectar to be found in the flower’s base, enough to attract early pollinators and other insects. It is a host plant for the Columbia silkmoth (Hyalophora columbia). The flowers are fragrant. Also attracts bees, is deer-resistant and is good habitat for small birds. All parts of plant are poisonous.

  • Hardiness Zone:  2-6
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: April, May, June
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 3-4' Height, 4-6' Width
  • Plant Spacing: 6'
  • Host Plant:  Columbia Silkmoth
  • Attracts:  Bees, birds, butterflies
  • Advantages:  Deer resistant, bogs
  • Landscape Uses:  Shrub borders, Woodland margins, Low maintenance
  • Companion Plants:  Viburnums, Common Elderberry