Common Name: Hansel rhododendron
Origin/Ecology: Hybrid by Len Halfdan in Seattle, 1976.
Habit: Grows to 100 cm. Dense habit.
Leaves: Evergreen. Dark green with buff indumentum. Hairs on tops of leaves in spring (white). Leaves clustered around tips of branches.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Pinkish orange flowers heavily spotted with small red dots. Blooms in spring.
Water Use, Soil: Moist, well-drained soil.
Exposure: Sun tolerant, part shade.
Landscape Uses: Specimen, border.
Other Features: Attracts bees. Tolerates being sheared.