Rhododendron is a beautiful and common shrub of the BC Coast where I grew up. It is much less common in Alberta, and there are few varieties that will grow here. I’ve only seen a few successful specimens: a very nice one in Calgary that was about 3′ high and 2′ wide, and a few in Edmonton. In 2016, I am going to trial all available Zone 3 varieties in my south-facing front yard in Red Deer. I’ll update this entry as I learn more about these plants.
Part shade to full sun for most varieties.
Lets’s see if they grow first.
(c) 2016 Shane LePage, Wild Rose Tree Service Inc., Red Deer, AB.