Rhododendron maximum x R. catbiense
ON EXHIBIT: Cove Forest at River Journey
Often grows in thickets, with the lavender flowering species catabiense rhododendrons found in sunny bald areas and the white flowering maximum mainly in shady wooded areas. The species that is found in our Cove Forest exhibit is a natural hybrid between the two.
Found in Canada to Georgia and Alabama, North America in mountainous areas near streams or in moist woods.