Rhododendron ‘Queen Alice’
In early May, large trusses of rosy pink open from the cherry-red buds of 'Queen Alice'. Within the flowers are a light yellow throat with yellow spots. This rhododendron becomes a handsome, rounded plant with splendid foliage-silvery when young, maturing to flat green with a light indumentum.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold
Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse
Culture NotesThis rhododendron is easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Plant it in rich well-drained or sandy soil in a location with full sun to light or open shade. Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted plants requiring regular watering during dry weather. Faded flowers can be removed to give a cleaner look and new growth can be pinched to help make young plants bushier. Adult root weevils can chew on their leaves, but this is less of a problem on plants that receive more light and regular watering.
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Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: rose
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering