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Alba Rhododendron (7 of 14)

Plant in rich, moist but well-drained soil; fertilize in spring; prune after blooming
Plant in morning sun to partial shade; can tolerate full sun in colder zones
Height: 6 feet; Width: 6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in morning sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in morning sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in light to partial shade; mulch after first frost; plants may struggle in areas with hot, humid summers. Walter's experience has shown that these plants may struggle in zone 8 in the south, but do much better in zone 8 in the Pacific Northwest.

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