Rhododendron 'Temple Belle'
Common name: 
Temple Belle Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m), forms a mound, neat, compact, low.  Leaves medium size (ca. 7 by 3 cm), roundish, somewhat heart-shaped (cordate), margin turned down, pinkish to purple petioles, new foliage is bronze.  Flower buds dark pink, flowers dainty pink, corolla campanulate, usually 6 lobed, 5 cm wide, lack prominent blotch (small one deep in throat), 5 flowers in a loose truss.
  • - 5°F, early-mid, 3/4/3 [flower/ plant & foliage/ performance; scale 1 (poor) 5 (best)].  Part shade, pest resistant.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: several plants southwest of Kidder Hall.
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