Plant Details: Chapman's Rhododendron
Category Shrubs  
Zone: 5 - 8
 
Out_of_stock: Y
Common Name Chapman's Rhododendron Variety Species
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Rhododendron chapmanii
Description I find this rare and beautiful species to be the most rewarding and delightful to grow of all of our eastern native evergreen Rhododendrons. Very rarely offered and quite easy to grow, Chapman's Rhododendron can mature to 4'x 6' High with an equal width. While tolerant of the extreme heat of it's native haunts in Florida panhandle, it will not survive any long dry periods without adequate hydration. Optimum conditions are well drained soils that retain consistent moisture, which is the same for all native Rhododendrons species. Performs best in morning sun and afternoon shade or partial shade/sun through out the day. This plant naturally occurs in wooded areas in the central panhandle area from Apalachicola to Tallahassee, north to the Georgia, Alabama and Florida juncture of state lines. It is found in rich sandy top soils along river and creek corridors. The two largest populations are on military bases which gives them their best protection from development and native plant thieves. If you can grow other native evergreen Rhododendrons then you can enjoy this wonderful species in your garden as well. This is our top choice of the native evergreen Rhododendron species.
Notes
As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistent color forms. As always with this species, quantities are limited.
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
N
 
dry:
N
 
full:
N
 
Evergreen:
Y
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
N
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
N
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2015-11-12 23:13:26.0
Container Size
Price
3 Gallon
48.00
 
The 3 gallon size are tall and super nice! As always, quantities are limited with this species.
Last Update:
2016-12-22 06:50:55.0
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