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Catawba Rhododendron

The Catawba Rhododendron (Rhododendron catawbiense) is native to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States of America. It is a species of flowering shrub from the Rhododendron family, and its name is dervied from the Catawba tribe of Native Americans.

The Catawba Rhododendron will grow to heights of about 3.5 meters, and is a very dense, evergreen shrub. The leaves of this plant grow to a maximum length of about 12 cm, and a wdith of about 4 cm.

The flowers of the Catawba Rhododendron are a violet color with small streaks of darker purple, and grow 4 cm in diameter. The fruit, growing to a length of 2 cm, is a dry capsule with many seeds inside.

Also check out the Catawba Rhododendron Classification, and Catawba Rhododendron Pictures.

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