Rhododendron 'Maxine Childers'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet)
USDA Zone: 6b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (strigillosum x 'Elizabeth' Group)
Color Category: red
Bloom Time: March
Comments: Trusses of bright, blood-red flowers with a waxy-like substance and pale yellow anthers sit atop long, narrow olive-green leaves. New growth is reddish-bronze and they retain an orange-brown indumentum on the underside.