Rhododendron 'President Roosevelt'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: moist, well-drained soils
Parentage: arboreum hybrid
Hybridizer: Mesman (prior to 1930)
Color Category: red
Comments: Recognized for its great flower combination and as an added bonus, variegated foliage. Buds open red, fading to white in the center. Dark green leaves have a bold yellow streak along the mid-rib. Great contrast.