May 28, 2017

First Blush

Rhododendron 'April Dawn'

Janine Pineo Photo | Rhododendron ‘April Dawn’

Rhododendron 'April Dawn'

Janine Pineo Photo | Rhododendron ‘April Dawn’

Awash in a blush of light pink is Rhododendron ‘April Dawn.’ This hybrid shrub is generously covered in blooms offering a slight fragrance. Hardy to -25 degrees, it tends to flower early in the season (this picture was taken mid-May) and grows only to about 3 feet in height when it matures. Rhododendron comes from Ancient Greek, with rhodo meaning rose and dendron means tree.