Rhododendron 'Lem's Cameo'
Common name: 
Lem's Cameo Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m) tall in 10 years.  Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic, 13 cm long, glossy green, bronzy red when new.  Flowers apricot cream and pink, a small scarlet dorsal blotch, widely funnel-campanulate, 9 cm wide, 6-7 wavy lobes, about 20 in large dome shaped clusters.
  • -5°F, mid, quality rating 5/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Developed by Halfdan Lem, introduced, 1962, registered, 1975.
  • St. Paul, Oregon: Cecil and Molly Smith Garden.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • leaves

    leaves