The Fortune Rhododendron Shrub is a native of China that was long ago introduced to the US back in the mid-1800s. Rhododendrons are evergreen with large thick dark green shiny leaves. Rhododendron Fortunei is both more heat & cold tolerant than most rhododendrons.
They are extremely popular because they are extremely ornamental J In spring, the bushes are absolutely covered in clusters of huge 3 – 4” flowers. The flowers are fragrant with lovely multi-colored pastel buds & blooms, & they offer a long bloom period.
Name: Fortune Rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron Fortunei
Color: Rose Pink - Mauve - White
Plant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 70f
Bloom Time: Spring
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Plant Height: 4 - 6'
Plant Spacing: 4 - 6'
Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average