RHODORA suitable for counties:
MAINE: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, York
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
PENNSYLVANIA: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Snyder, Susquehanna, Wayne
NEW YORK: Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Ulster, Warren
NEW JERSEY: Middlesex, Morris, Sussex, Warren
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
VERMONT: Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orleans, Windham, Windsor
RHODE ISLAND: Kent, Providence

Rhodora belongs to family of ericaceae plants, its species name is canadense. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Rhodora has dark green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. Rhodora booms in mid spring.The plant grows in semi-erect form with multiple stems. Rhodora is a moderately growing plant, a mature Rhodora can grow up to 18 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Purple
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 18
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -23 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Mid Spring


Bloom Period : Mid Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Low Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 5000000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Low
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Slow


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Purple
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 12
Height, Mature (feet) : 18 Known Allelopath : Yes
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Semi-Erect
Toxicity : Slight

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : None Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Hedge Tolerance : Medium Moisture Use : High
pH (Minimum) : 4.0 pH (Maximum) : 5.3
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 2700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 50 Precipitation (Maximum) : 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 16 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -23



Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 680. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.


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