More About 'Chionoides'
- Clusters of white, trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow centres
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Spring
'Chionoides' was hybridized in 1867 by J. Standish, Bagshot, Surrey, England.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: ponticum hybrid
Predominant Flower Colour: White
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Chionoides Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting