Rhododendron 'El Camino'
El Camino Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-7 ft (1.5-2.1 m), upright, stiffly branched, heavy stems. Leaves to 14 cm long. Flowers are dark pink with a darker blotch and spotting, 13 cm wide.
- -5°F, mid, quality rating 4/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade. The parentage of this hybrid is unclear, and some think it is the same as the hybrid developed by Halfdan Lem known as 'Walloper' (Greer, 1996).