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Rhododendron of the Year Plant Awards: 2004

Southern California/Hawaii Region

R. 'Jock's Cairn'

Vireya Rhododendron: 'Jock's Cairn'

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 that is full and bushy.  Typical height: 3 ft. in 10 years.  Not cold hardy below 32 F (0 C).  Originated from US National Arboretum.

Photo by William Moynier (Courtesy of Bette Moynier).

Prior Years Selections for Southern California/Hawaii Region


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