Pontic Azalea, Pontica Azalea ro-do-DEN-dron lu-TE-um
- Deciduous shrub, vigorous, densely branched, upright, 4 ft (1.2 m) in 10 years, to 10-12 ft (3-3.7 m) tall, stems pubescent. Leaves oblong, to 12.5 cm long, sparsely covered on both sides with stiff, flat hairs. Flower yellow with a darker blotch, tubular, 4 cm, the 5 stamens extend beyond the corolla, fragrant; about 12 flowers per cluster.
- -15oF, mid-late, 3-4/3/4-5 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Native to eastern Europe in the Caucasus-region to northeast Lithuania and Poland. Naturalized in parts of the British Isles.
- luteum: yellow
- Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington