Posted by Tim MA z6 on 6/2/2016, 6:03 am, in reply to "Re: Update
If you try a bib leaf Rhody like Rex, plant in your coolest summer position as they dislike summer heat the most. Mine is on the north side of house. This is the number one killer. I'm lucky since I'm influenced by the ocean and summer heat is less intense. The other day we were at 80F when just 10 - 15 miles further inland was 93F. Do you get many nights with lows above 70F?
From RSF catalog:
___ rex ssp. rex NN#0942 Large erect evergreen shrubs or trees which can attain heights of up to 45 ft. in the wild. The extremely attractive leaves are up to 18 inches long, deep green above with a thick gray to buff indumentum beneath. A beautiful and impressive species blooming in late spring with numerous (up to 30) flowers in a large inflorescence. These are grown from seed collected in the wild. This species usually has white flushed pink to pure pink flowers, often with a darker blotch. (−5\R1\5) RSBG#143sd2010 $18.00