Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m) in 10 years, grows to 15 ft (4.5 m) or more, upright, spreading, rounded topped when mature. Leaves alternate, simple, 3-11 cm long, elliptic, mid-green, glabrous (without hairs). Flowers in clusters of 4-5, orange-red to red, funnel shaped, 2-2,5 cm long, with 5 stamens 5-6.5 cm long.
- -15°F, very late (July-August), quality rating 4/3/3-4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Part shade in warm, southern regions, or full sun in the north.
- Native to southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama. Several cultivars have been selected.
- prunifolium: Prunus-leaved (e.g., plum-leaved), folium leaved (Latin).
- Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species and Botanic Garden