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Close up of Boursault Rhododendron flowers, a cluster of medium sized lavender colored flowers emerging from long green oval shaped foliage

BOLD AND BRIGHT PINK COLORS

FEATURES:

  • In the springtime, sophisticated funnel-shaped lavender flowers emerge
  • This plant provides plenty of pretty "flower candy" in springtime
  • Low-maintenance flowering shrub that features brilliant, clear blue-violet petals with brick reddish or pale brown markings
  • Leaves are leathery and are in eye-popping clusters
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 5-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Boursault Rhododendron

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault'

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BOLD AND BRIGHT PINK COLORS

FEATURES:

  • In the springtime, sophisticated funnel-shaped lavender flowers emerge
  • This plant provides plenty of pretty "flower candy" in springtime
  • Low-maintenance flowering shrub that features brilliant, clear blue-violet petals with brick reddish or pale brown markings
  • Leaves are leathery and are in eye-popping clusters
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 5-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Why plant Boursault Rhododendron?

Boursault Rhododendron could easily win a place in your landscape by virtue of its foliage alone. Big, glossy, rich green leaves clothe this beauty from head to toe. Plant it around a shady seating area, and its dense, lush growth will prevent prying eyes from looking in on you while you unwind in your private backyard sanctuary. But great foliage isn’t all this elegant Accent has to offer. In late spring, Boursault erupts in a profusion of bountiful blossoms. The lovely lavender flowers are held in large, rounded clusters and make a stunning show. Exquisite!

Boursault is a type of Catawba Rhododendron. From April through June, the Catawba Rhododendron lights up shady hillsides and forest understory in the Alleghany Mountains, bringing its rosy purple cheer to a region extending from southern Virginia to northern Alabama. Boursault is a choice selection with a nice, compact growth habit (though it can get large in time). This is a classic Rhodie that has stood the test of time. Its exact origins, however, are unclear. No one knows where or when it first appeared, though its name would imply it came from a French nursery.

How to use Boursault Rhododendron in the landscape?

This Rhododendron is perfect for planting as an accent border shrub along shaded garden paths. These plants are wonderful in foundation plantings that will draw the eyes of anyone near. Boursault is a staple in bird and butterfly friendly gardens.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Boursault Rhododendron

Catawba Rhododendron is tougher than many Rhododendrons, but it does appreciate good siting and aftercare. Plant Boursault in part shade, in cool, acidic, well-drained soil for best results. Keep the root zone moist but never soggy. An annual layer of organic mulch will help to retain moisture. Avoid harsh chemical fertilizers—Catawba Rhododendron is sensitive to overfeeding; a gentle organic product like Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer is all that is needed if plants seem weak or “hungry.” Black vine weevil and Azalea lace bug can sometimes be an issue, but specimens grown in optimal conditions in most cases will remain healthy and resistant to attack.

How To Water

Water your Rhododendron twice per week during the first growing season. Once the plant has established, you will only have to water during hot and dry weather.

How To Fertilize

Rhododendron's prefer to be fed after flowering in the spring, we recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.

How To Prune

You can prune a Rhododendron at any point in the year without damaging it.

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Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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