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2004 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plant suitable for Southern California/Hawaii

 

Vireya Rhododendron: 'Jock's Cairn'
Parentage uncertain

Flower salmon-pink lobes with pink throat,  narrowly tubular-funnel shaped, 2" across.  Held in dome-shaped trusses of 10 - 20 flowers.  Blooms over summer and early fall.  Leaves elliptic, concave, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long", dull, dark green with tan, scaly indumentum, leaves retained 2 years.  Upright, dense, spreading habit.  Vigorous growing plant is full and bushy.  Height: 3 ft. in 10 years.  Not cold hardy below 32 F (0 C).  Originated from US National Arboretum.

R. 'Jock's Cairn'

 Photo by William Moynier (Courtesy of Bette Moynier)


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