Rhododendron 'Shining Sea'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: large (5 x 5 feet)
USDA Zone: 8a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Jim Drewry' [repens x 'Noyo Chief'])
Color Category: red
Bloom Time: January-February
Comments: A new hybrid sporting intensely red, waxy flowers with red stamens tipped in white. Glossy leaves are medium sized and show their veining. On the west coast blooms late February into early March.