Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum'
Variegated Pontic Rhododendron
R. p. var. cheireanthifolium 'Variegatum'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, possibly 4-5 ft high in 10 years. Leaves are smaller and narrow than R. ponticum and have a thin creamy white edge. Flowers are lavender purple. Reversion to the non-variegated form does occur.
- -10° F, late, 2/3/? [quality rating of flower / foliage & plant / performance, based on a 1(poorest) to 5 (best) scale].
- Oregon State Univ. campus: in front of Autzen House, northwest corner of Jefferson Ave. and 8th St.