||This evergreen species of Rhododendron is heat tolerant and native to the southeastern U.S. It prefers a site that has rich, well-drained soil in full shade but performs well with more sun. Blooms in May with clusters of pink flowers. It is a great evergreen, if conditions allow , to use as a privacy border in full shade to part sun where rich organic well drained soils are. It is not the fastest grower but does average near 10" to a 1' per year. Matures to 10'High x 10'Wide.