Rhododendron 'Cherries and Merlot'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet wide)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (['Pretty Baby' x pachysanthum] x 'Whid Bee')
Color Catagory: red
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Medium-sized round trusses of bright red flowers with white stamens on a bed of pointed green, deeply veined leaves. A real surprise awaits you though by turning those green leaves over to reveal the "Merlot" of this superior plant form Frank Fujioka.