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Rhodos revisited

With their unique foliage, these rhododendrons provide beauty year-round

R. oreodoxa
Zone 6, blooms early spring
Blooms: Pink-purple, central dark blotch on flowers. Distinctly round leaves
Height: 1.5 m

Thick-flowered rhododendron (R. pachysanthum)
Zone 6, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Pale pink, silver tomentum, cinnamon indumentum   
Height: 1 m

R. recurvoides
Zone 6, blooms mid spring
Bloom: White, silver tomentum, cinnamon indumentum; bristly stems
Height: 60 cm

R. roxieanum
Zone 6, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Creamy whit, fawn tomentum, cinnamon indumentum; quill-like leaves   
Height: 90 cm

R. ‘Scarlet Wonder’
Zone 6, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Bright red, wrinkled foliage   
Height: 60 cm

R. smirnowii
Zone 5, blooms mid to late spring
Blooms: Rosy purple, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 1 m

R. ‘Teddy Bear’
Zone 5, blooms early to mid spring
Blooms: Pink to white, rusty orange tomentum and indumentum   
Height: 90 cm

R. ‘Thunder’
Zone 5, blooms early to mid spring
Blooms: Purple-pink, purple winter foliage   
Height: 1.2 m

Williams rhododendron (R. williamsianum)
Zone 6, blooms early to mid spring
Blooms: Clear pink. New foliage is red; distinctly round leaves   
Height: 40 cm

R. ‘Yaku Prince’
Zone 5, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Purplish pink, silver tomentum, cream indumentum    
Height: 90 cm

R. ‘Yaku Princess’
Zone 5, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Apple blossom pink, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 90 cm

R. yakushimanum
Zone 4, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Pink to white, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 90 cm

R. y. ‘Ken Janeck’
Zone 5, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Apple blossom pink, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 90 cm

R. y. ‘Mist Maiden’
Zone 5, blooms mid spring
Blooms: Apple blossom pink, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 90 cm

R. y. ‘Yaku Angel’
Zone 5, blooms mid spring
Blooms: White, silver tomentum, cream indumentum
Height: 70 cm      

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