Rhododendron 'Crater Lake'
Crater Lake Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.