Rhododendron 'Silver Dust'
Size: 4-6 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (2 x 2 feet)
USDA Zone: 7a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ('Golfer' x 'Chemainus')
Hybridizer: Fujioka (2002)
Color Category: white
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Pink buds open a very pale pink fading to white within a few days and sporting a small red blotch at the base of the dorsal lobe. A prolific bloomer covering the densely packed leaves. New growth has a layer of velvet silver tomentum and tan indumentum.