Scientific Name: Rhododendron macrophyllum Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Pacific rhododendronTexture:Coarse
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 4 - 5m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Pink, May
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves, leathery, mostly elliptic, 8-20 cm long x 3-7 cm wide, petioles 1-2 cm long; flowers 2.5-4 cm long x up to 5 cm wide; corolla deeply 5-lobed, stamens 10, anthers 2-3 mm long, red-brown.