Racemosum Rhododendron rho-do-DEN-dron ra-sem-O-sum
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, from a dwarf compact shrublet to an upright, straggly shrub, 2-5 ft (0.6-1.5 m). Leaves to 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, oval, elliptic, oblong, upper surface dull or glossy, underside scaly, short petiole. Flowers funnel-form, to 2.5 cm long and wide, pale to deep pink, (also a white form in cultivation), 10 stamen; clusters have 1-6 flowers.
- -5o F, early-early-mid, 4/3/4-5 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade.
- Native to China (Yunnan, Szechwan).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: west side Gilkey Hall (Social Science).