Rhododendron ‘Odee Wright’

hybrid rhododendron

Outstanding Qualities

In mid-spring the melon colored flower buds burst forth and open to delicate petals of melon borders and yellow interiors along with flecks of maroon on the upper lobes. The attractive spring green foliage of Rhododendron 'Odee Wright' is held on a compact growing shrub.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold

Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse

Culture Notes

This rhododendron is easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Plant it in rich well-drained or sandy soil in a location with full sun to light or open shade. Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted plants requiring regular watering during dry weather. Faded flowers can be removed to give a cleaner look and new growth can be pinched to help make young plants bushier. Adult root weevils can chew on their leaves, but this is less of a problem on plants that receive more light and regular watering.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering