Rhododendron ‘English Roseum’

Botanical Name: Rhododendron ‘English Roseum’

Common Name:
English Roseum Rhododendron

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Large trusses of pink flowers cover the plant from late May into June. Very showy

Bloom Time: Late spring. Late May to early June

Foliage: Long, dark green leaves hold their color through the winter

Fruit: A dry capsule that is not showy

Habit: A large rounded shrub. Works well as a backdrop to the garden

Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Tends to become leggy when in more shade

Native Habitat: None – hybrid

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Description: This catawbiense hybrid is another introduction of Anthony Waterer of the Knap Hill Nurseries, probably a seedling of ‘Roseum Elegans’. Its flower color is a good clear pink-rose that would satisfy anyone who wanted a pink flowering rhododendron – unless it is placed next to some of the newer hybrids, such as the Dexters, which have eliminated the light lavender tone evident in the early catawbiense hybrids, including ‘English Roseum’. It has an excellent upright plant habit, dark green leaves and ‘Ironclad’ hardiness. This is one of our two standard pink rhododendrons, along with ‘Roseum Pink’.