April 24, 2017

Wally’s World

Rhododendron 'Wally'

Janine Pineo Photo | Rhododendron ‘Wally’

Rhododendron 'Wally'

Janine Pineo Photo | Rhododendron ‘Wally’

The exuberance of spring-flowering shrubs is never more apparent than in a rhododendron. The brilliant but soft pink of Rhododendron ‘Wally’ easily fits the bill, brightening shady corners with its glowing flowers. ‘Wally’ is a ‘Shrimp Pink’ hybrid, reaching up to 6 feet in height and with a similar spread. It is considered a heavy flowerer, which is related to the fact that it does not set seed. This specimen was photographed in bloom in 2012 at the Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden in Orono.