Rhododendron 'Hotei'
Common name: 
Hotei Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen, 3 ft (0.9 m) in 10 years, compact and tight growing.  Leaves narrowly elliptic, up to 10 cm long, dark green.  Flowers light yellow with deeper shading of brilliant yellow, openly campanulate, 6-lobed, 6.5 cm across, about 11 flowers per loose, ball-shaped cluster.
  • 5°F, mid; quality rating: 5/4/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Best in shade, avoid full sun, well-drained soil needed because it is prone to root rot (Greer, 1996).
  • The cross was made by Karl Sifferman, Seattle, Washington, and seedling raised by Glendoick Gardens, Perth, Scotland; introduced in 1968 (Salley and Greer, 1986).  It has been used as a parent for many new hybrids.
  • Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit in 1974 and Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
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