Rhododendron forrestii subsp. forrestii
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, groundcover, prostrate growth habit, spreading to mounding, very slow growing. Leaves glossy dark green, rounded (obovate to orbicular), slightly puffy and wrinkled upper surface; purplish below. Flowers tubular-bell shaped; fleshy, 4-5 cm long, bright scarlet or crimson, borne singly or in pairs.
- 0°F, early-middle, 3/4/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Native to China (southeast Tibet, Yunnan), northern Burma and India (Arunachal Pradesh).
- forrestii: after George Forrest (1873-1932), Scottish plant collector who made several trips to China.