Rhododendron Bow Bells ('Corona' × R. williamsianum)
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3 ft (0.9 m) in 10 years, usually under 6 ft (1.8 m), erect habit. Leaves medium size, 4-6 cm long, red-purple petioles, heart-shaped at base (cordate), new growth bronze. Rose red bud scales. Flowers are deep pink in the bud opening to a pale bright pink (lighter inside) with a dark pink blotch, funnel-campanulate, 7 cm wide, about 6 per loose truss.
5o F, early-mid, 3/4/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade (best).
- Flowers later than Temple Belle, which is also a R. williamsianum cross.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest corner of Memorial Union Quad, next to walkway.