Rhododendron 'Pink Pearl'
Common name: 
Pink Pearl Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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  • plant habit, before flowering

    plant habit, before flowering

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    plant habit, flowering

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    flowers, flower buds and leaves

  • flowers and flower buds

    flowers and flower buds

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    flower and flower buds

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    flower cluster

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    flowers

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    leaves