Rhododendron 'Cynthia'
Common name: 
Cynthia Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 8 ft (2.1 m).  Leaves medium to large, ca. 16 x 6.5 cm, flat, oblong elliptic to slightly obovate, rounded apex.  Flowers red-pink, funnel-shaped, ribbed, about 7.5 cm wide, dark blotch mostly on middle lobe, stamens and filament pink, up to 24 flowers in a cluster.
  • -15°F, middle, 4/3/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Sun and heat tolerant.  An old favorite, introduced before 1870.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: west of Gilkey Hall; also 2731 Arnold Way
  • Corvallis: north side Central Park
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

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    flower clusters and leaves

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • flower clusther

    flower clusther

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    leaves