Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Mary Fleming
Hybridized by Nearing
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois

Lexington, Massachusetts

Christiana, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
neutrals
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 2, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love 'Mary Fleming.' My search indicates it is a lepitode Rhododendron hybridized by Nearing, parents being R. keiskei and R. racemosum. I have one in front of our house and one in back. It may not get noticed by everyone but I love how its bronzy evergreen leaves make a nice contrast in my shrub borders, and the spring blooms also balance everything else very well. I love how well it thrives on my total neglect. Wish I could say that for my other rhodies.

Positive

On Apr 8, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this rhodie.
But, I don't think it is considered an azalea.