Rhododendron canescens 'Chocolate Drop' 1 gallon

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Rhododendron canescens 'Chocolate Drop' was chosen from thousands of seedlings due to new growth emerging a very unusual bright chocolate red, similar to a red Japanese maple,  which persists until mid-summer when the foliage turns olive green. The flowers are fragrant pink which are enhanced by the foliage color.  

Zones 5-9

1 gallon available


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    Rhododendron canescens 'Chocolate Drop'

    Posted by Philip Crim on Sep 18th 2020

    This selection has been a bit difficult to find, but was worth the search as an addition to my native azalea collection. I will be converting a sandy/silty ridge on our farm into an azalea showcase, with the different bloom times, colors, flower and foliar textures, and in this case even the color contrast of the flowers and emerging leaves providing a near-infinite palette of possibility!

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    Posted by Marcus Mintz on Jun 14th 2020

    pefrct plant and delivery!!