Rhododendron 'Pink Pearl'
Pink Pearl Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6 ft (1.8 m), an "estate rhody", good growth habit. Leaves alternate, simple, heavy textured, glossy medium green, 15 x 5 cm. Pink flower buds. Flowers light pink, becoming white with age, large, about 10 cm wide, slightly waved at edge, dark pink blotch on upper lobes, broadly funnel-shaped, filaments and style pinkish, as many as 18 in a truss.
- - 5°F, middle, quality rating 3/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade.
- An old favorite, over 100 years old. A standard against which many other pinks are judged.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: very large plant at the northwest corner Strand Ag. Hall.