Rhododendron 'Bruce Brechtbill'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered light (avoid hot afternoon sun)
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well-drained acidic soil
Color Catagory: Pink
Bloom Time: April
Comments: The year was 1965 and as a high school student I was working at a local nursery. That spring I noticed a pink flower on a lower branch of the Rhododendron 'Unique' and mentioned it to my boss Bruce Brechtbill. Several cuttings were taken that fall. To make a long story short after Bruce's death in the early 70's this rhododendron was named for him. Obviously one of my favorites.