Rhododendron 'Crater Lake'
Common name: 
Crater Lake Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) in 10 years, upright habit.  Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic, 4-5 cm long, apex acute, base wedge-shaped, new growth bronze-yellow then light green, retained for 2 years.  Flowers flat saucer-shaped, wavy lobes, 5 cm across, brilliant violet purple, no markings; three flowers per cluster.
  • From a cross of R. augustinii 'Barto Blue' × 'Blue Bird'
  • -5°F, early-mid to middle, 4-5/3-4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].   Full sun.
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