Rhododendron 'Coastal Sugar'
Size: 12-15 inch
Growth Habit: intermediate (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 8a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (fragrantissimum x ?)
Color Catagory: pink
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Dark pink buds cover this plant each spring and open in a combination of pink and white. Highly fragrant with a spicy scent. Having grown its parent fragrantissimum many years ago this hybrid, along with its sister, R. 'Coastal Spice' is a vast improvement over it as it is much more compact.