Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum'
Common name: 
Variegated Pontic Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron PON-ti-kum
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
R. p. var. cheireanthifolium 'Variegatum'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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