Rhododendron carolinianum - Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum
This is an evergreen variety that has light pink flowers early in the spring. This is the first evergreen Rhododendron to bloom in the spring. The leaves are dark green and are smaller than the other evergreen Rhodo’s. Likewise the blooms are smaller but are very numerous and make a real show in the early spring. Very tolerant of different conditions and a reliable bloomer year after year.
Semi- Shade, Rich Soil, Spring, 4-8 ft Tall, Zones 5-8