Rhododendrons are flowering shrubs from the Ericaceae family. The genus has more than 1,000 species. It is a showy shrub that grows in partially shady areas. Rhododendrons grow throughout the temperate climate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, but they do best in mild, humid climates. Some will reach 10 feet tall or higher.
Rhododendron blooms range from white to purple.
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Rhododendrons are shrubs with large, leathery deep green leaves and clusters of large, trumpet-shaped flowers in pale lavender, purple, red, pink and white.
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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.