Rhododendron 'Cotton Candy'
Common name: 
Cotton Candy Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, upright, spreading habit, vigorous grower, to 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m) tall.  Leaves 15 cm long, dark green.  Flowers pastel pink of varying intensity with red spotting, openly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, about 13 cm across, fragrant; in conical clusters (trusses) of 12-18 flowers.
  • -0°F, midseason; quality rating: 4/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]
  • Does well in full sun.
  • Developed from a cross of 'Loderi Venus' x 'Marinus Koster'; hybridizers J. Henny & Wennekamp, 1958.
  • Corvallis: Central Park, northeast of west turf area.
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