Rhododendron 'Myrtifolium'
Common name: 
Myrtifolium Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3 ft (0.9 m), very compact and dense, dome shaped.  Leaves small, whitish-colored when young and bronze-red in the winter months.  Flowers lilac-pink with red spots, in terminal clusters, about 12 per cluster.
  • - 15°F, late, 3/5/4.   Sun to part shade.  Tolerant of heat and sun.
  • From a cross of R. minus var. minus x R. hirsutum, origin unclear.  Note there is a rhododendron species named, R. myrtifolium (R. kotschyi), which is different than the cultivar 'Myrtifolium'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest Nash Hall, in "well".
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  • plant habit, before flowering

    plant habit, before flowering

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • flower cluster and leaves

    flower cluster and leaves