Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault'
More About Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault'
- Clusters of dark, rose-lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow blotches
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late midseason
'Boursault' was hybridized by Boursault and is a Catawbiense hybrid.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: catawbiense hybrid or selection
Predominant Flower Colour: Purple
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Boursault 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.
Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils