Rhododendron 'Cheer'
Common name: 
Cheer Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m), forms a dense, round mound.  Leaves glossy, 10 cm long, jade green, retained 3 years, elepidote (without scales).  Flowers rose-pink with a reddish blotch, in conical clusters.
  • - 10°F, early middle, quality rating 3/3-4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]
  • Hybridizer: Anthony M. Shammarello (1958), Ohio.  Registration Reference: RHS 58.  A cross of 'Cunningham's White' × red R. catawbiense.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east and west side of Valley Library.
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    plant habit, flowering

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