Rhododendron 'Bruce Brechtbill'
Common name: 
Bruce Brechtbill Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m), dense, symmetrical.  It is a sport of ‘Unique’ to which it appears identical until it blooms; compare flowers and compare flowering plants.  Flowers openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, about 7 cm across, pale pink with light yellow throat.  In spherical clusters of 10-12 flowers.
  • -5° F, early-mid, 3-4/5/4 [flower/plant & foliage/performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Sun to part shade; can take heat.
  • The story of the 'Bruce Brechtbill' rhododendron:

                     The plant originated at Brechtbill’s Nursery in Eugene, Oregon.     Mr. Brechtbill died in 1973 and and, in the spring of 1974, the plant registration was resubmitted under the name ‘Bruce Brechtbill’in honor of the late nurseryman.

  • Corvallis: along River Front Park, 1st Street.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of east extension to Burt Hall (Oceanography).
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