Rhododendron 'Daphnoides'
Common name: 
Daphnoides Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m).  Distinctive dark green convex leaves (unlike any other rhododendron), to 7.5 x 2.5 cm, tightly spaced on stem, rosette form.  Flowers deep purple, medium sized, indistinct yellow blotch, small pompom clusters.
  • -15°F, mid-late, quality rating 2-3/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Sun to part shade.  Introduced in 1868.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: south side of Cordley Hall.
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  • plant habit, before flowering

    plant habit, before flowering

  • plant habit (small), flowering

    plant habit (small), flowering

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    plant habit (larger), flowering

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    flower cluster

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    leaves

  • leaves

    leaves