Tree Information

Common Name: great rhododendron

Scientific Name: Rhododendron maximum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 32 in.

Height: 19 ft.

Crown: 18 ft.

Points: 56

Date Last Measured: 2010

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan

Date First Measured: 2010

Comments: Tree has some dead wood, but seems to be holding on. It seems to lack vigor. Circumference measured at 0.5 ft., where the trunk splits.

Jeff Kirwan 5/8/2010

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Grayson

State Map

Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

GPS Coordinates: 36.62661, -81.47979

Directions: Grayson Highlands State Park. Picnic area, next to large rocks.

Owner Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln

Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Owner Phone: 276-579-7092

Contact Information

Contact Name: Marceia Holland

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 276-579-7092

Contact Info: Marceia Holland - Park Manager - Grayson Highlands State Park


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan

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