Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Olga Mezitt'

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

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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

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

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alfred, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Sylva, North Carolina

Dublin, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

West Dummerston, Vermont

Wytheville, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 2, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a cultivar, relaitive of the P.J.M. rhododendron. The foliage is smaller with a lovely strong herbal smell. More cold hardy than other rhodies, it does well with minimal care.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2005, sanity101 from Dublin, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Different from the typical rhodedendron, it has small, thin leaves and many small flowers more typical of the 'azalea' look, though it is evergreen. Resembles Rhododendron carolinianum 'P.J. Mezitt' strongly, but with darker pink to lavender flowers.

Easy to grow compared to many of the family, it flowers fairly heavily and willingly even in shade, though it does get rather leggy with less sun.