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Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Patty Bee'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Patty Bee
Hybridized by Berg
Registered or introduced: 1970
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Greenwich, Connecticut

Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

Coos Bay, Oregon

Lebanon, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 8, 2007, tinyrubies from Lebanon, OR wrote:

A beautiful plant for zone 8 Oregon, where its glowing primrose blooms illuminate the overcast spring garden..surround it with early blooming small bulbs.

Positive

On Feb 22, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This dwarf rhododendron produces light yellow flowers in mid-spring. It is small enough for a rock garden setting. It is one of the most popular dwarf yellow rhododendrons on the market. It was a cross between R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' X R. fletcherianum. Overall, it looks like a large R. keiskei.