Rhododendron 'April Glow'
April Glow Rhododendron
R. williamsianum × 'Wilgens Ruby'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3 ft in 10 years, but in time to 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m), forms an evenly shaped mound. Leaves smooth, chordate, green, copper-red new growth. Flowers rosy pink, about 7-10 per cluster.
- -10°F, early to early-mid, 3-4/4/3-4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- From a cross of R. williamsianum × 'Wilgens Ruby'
- At one time is was named 'April Showers', but there is an azalea that is registered under this name so the rhododendron's name was changed to 'April Glow' (Greer, 1996).