Rhododendron 'Candy Apple Red'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: large (6 x 6 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Rubicon' x 'Noyo Chief')
Color Catagory: red
Bloom Time: March
Comments: Really red flowers sit atop a sea of super glossy leaves, as if someone waxed them, in this early blooming plant. A real beauty even without flowers. It certainly has acquired the coloration of 'Rubicon' and the leaves of 'Noyo Chief'. A great combination.