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Rhododendron 'Princess Alice'

Princess Alice' Rhododendron, Early Midseason Rhododendron


Named after one of Queen Victoria's daughters, Rhododendron 'Princess Alice' is a highly popular and long standing Rhododendron hybrid, which has gained the favors of many enthusiastic gardeners. Rich of a powerful fragrance, 'Princess Alice' is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with flowers held in loose trusses. Blooming heavily in mid spring, its huge, trumpet-shaped, frilly white flowers are delicately suffused with pink on the outside. They provide an incredibly stunning display and contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of pointed dark green leaves. 'Princess Alice' is a valuable addition near patios and living areas where its intense fragrance can be pleasantly enjoyed. Sadly, this Rhododendron edgeworthii hybrid is tender - hardy to 10°F (-12°C) - and suitable only for temperate locations. It is, however suitable for containers since this early midseason Rhododendron enjoys a compact habit and relatively slow growth rate.

More compact than multiple award-winner Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum', 'Princess Alice' is also more disease resistant and enjoys a better habit.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm). 
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Plant shallowly in a location protected from strong winter winds. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for shrub borders or mixed borders and shade gardens. Great for small gardens and containers too!
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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