Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous stoleniferous shrub, to about 6(8)ft [1.8(2.4) m] high. Flowers appear with leaves in late spring, they are white, tubular funnel-shaped, about 2.5 cm across, often with a prominent yellow blotch, very long stamens (5) and pistil, 6-8 flowers per terminal clusters, fragrant, a lemony-spice. Leaves alternate, simple obovate or oblong, elliptic, upper surface hairy, often waxy, dark green.
- -5 °F, mid, 3/2-3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Native to north central Alabama, and western to central Georgia and South Carolina.
- Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species and Botanical Garden