Rhododendron oreotrephes is a floriferous rhododendron with bluish leaves that smell of warm spices with notes of cinnamon and pine.
Rhododendron oreotrephes is an upright, floriferous rhododendron with bluish leaves that have a glaucous underside. This shrub is slow-growing and will reach five feet in ten years. Leaves are aromatic and smell of warm spices with notes of cinnamon and pine. New growth is purple. Prefers acidic soil conditions.
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Class: Evergreen (broadleaf)
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Stem Colour: Purple
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sunny edges of mixed forests.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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