Rhododendron 'Gartendirektor Rieger'
Common name: 
Gartendirektor Rieger Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4 ft in 10 years, upright habit.  Leaves rounded, slightly recurved, with yellow-green petioles, red in bright sun.  Flowers pink in the bud and becoming cream-white with red spotting, in open-topped clusters with 4-9 flowers.
  • - 10°F, mid, 4/4/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].   Likes a fair amount of sun for good blooming but optimal foliage requires filtered sun.
  • From a cross of 'Adriaan' × R. williamsianum
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  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

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    flower buds

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    flower

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    leaves