Rhododendron 'Silver Bear'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (degronianum ssp. yakushimanum x bureavii)
Color Category: white
Bloom Time: May
Comments: Prominent pink buds open white with a touch of pink. New leaves emerge with a dusting of silver over dark green. From the bureavii side of the cross the leaf undersides sport the thick layer of copper-brown indumentum. Absolutely choice.