Rhododendron 'Oudijks Sensation'
Oudijk's Sensation Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, dense, rounded, may reach 6 ft (1.8 m) in 10 years. Leaves broadly elliptic, to about 10 cm long, apex cuspidate (tipped with a short, sharp, aburt point), base slightly cordate (heart-shaped), dark green; maroon-colored when new. Flower rose-pink with margins darker pink, crimson spots on lower part of the upper lobe, broadly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, about 6-7.5 cm across, in loose clusters of 5-7 flowers.
- - 10° F, early-middle, quality rating 3-4/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade.
- Resulting from a cross of 'Essex Scarlet' × R. williamsianum by Dietrich Hobbie, in Holland, registered in 1965.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: under the Kanzan Flowering Cherry trees on the west side of the Memorial Union.