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2005 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plant suitable for Southern California/Hawaii

 

Vireya Rhododendron: 'Avalon'
Parentage uncertain

Flower light yellow throughout with slight paling towards lobe edges, tubular-funnel shaped, wavy edged, 2-3/4" across, slightly fragrant.  Held in dome-shaped trusses of 9-12 flowers.  Blooms over early fall through spring.  Leaves elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 4-1/2" long", dull, dark green with scaly indumentum, leaves retained 4 years.  Spreading habit.  Vigorous growing plant is full and bushy.  Height: 2 ft. in 10 years.  Hardy to 32F (0C).  Hybridized by Moynier.

R. 'Avalon'

  Photo by William Moynier


Prior Year ROY Selections
2004 So. CA/Hawaii


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