Rhododendron 'Blue Bird'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet in 10 years)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (intricatum x augustiniii)
Hybridizer: Aberconway (1930)
Color Catagory: blue
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Of all the rhododendrons I gave my mother over the years this was her favorite. It also remains one of mine. Small, electric blue flowers cover a bed of small, pointed, rich green leaves. Stays dense and can be pruned as a hedge. Choice.