How long do the rhododendrons bloom on Roan Mountain?

Usually the last two weeks in June.

What is the difference between mountain laurel and rhododendron?

Rhododendron has showy blooms that will vary by species but are typically 3 to 6 inches across and pink or white in color, advises North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. Mountain laurel, on the other hand, has much smaller flowers that measure less than an inch across. They can be white, purple or pink.

Is the road to Roan Mountain Open?

Area Status: Open

It ranges from a height of 6,286 feet at Roan High Knob to a low of 5,500 feet at Carver’s Gap.

Where is the best place to plant a rhododendron?

Most large-leafed varieties require dappled shade; avoid deep shade or full sun. A sunny spot that receives a few hours of shade is perfect. See regional guidelines below. Soil should be well-drained, humus-rich, moist, and acidic (pH 4.5–6).

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