Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, low growing, dwarf, 2-3 ft (60-90 cm) woodsy, fine stems. Leaves about 5 cm long, elliptic-obovate, glossy dark green above, lighter below, fuzzy, new growth bronze. Blooms very early in the season, bud scales reddish, flowers open white with faint pink, red-brown anthers.
- Quality rating: 3/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- A cross of R. leucaspis × R. moupinense
- Partial shade. Rhododendrons generally prefer well-drained, high organic matter, acid soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6