Rhododendron Temple Belle (R. obiculare × R. williamsianum)
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m), forms a mound, neat, compact, low. Leaves medium size (ca. 7 by 3 cm), roundish, somewhat heart-shaped (cordate), margin turned down, pinkish to purple petioles, new foliage is bronze. Flower buds dark pink, flowers dainty pink, corolla campanulate, usually 6 lobed, 5 cm wide, lack prominent blotch (small one deep in throat), 5 flowers in a loose truss.
5o F, early-mid, 3/4/3 [flower/ plant & foliage/ performance; scale 1 (poor) 5 (best)]. Part shade, pest resistant.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: several plants southwest of Kidder Hall.