Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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".