Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 8
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Primary Color: white
Bloom Time: early-season
Comments: three-inch, bell-shaped flowers with 8-10 lobes are creamy-white to pale yellow, with crimson blotches held in trusses of 20 or more. And now the leaves...the largest leaved of all rhododendrons. They can reach 30 inches!! Young growth is a silver gray, sometimes with a copper-colored overlay with silver-white or fawn-colored indumentum. Unfortunately, not real hardy, but if you're in a warmer winter area a truly spectacular plant to have for your collection.
Plant Size: 30-36 inch