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Rhododendron maximum 'Curly Leaf'

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We are probably the only source for this rare native rosebay. The leaves have a pronounced and consistent twist which is distinctive from other rhododendrons. The growth is markedly more compact, the leaves are smaller and darker green, the flower buds are round, unlike the normal conical buds, and new growth emerges later so as to not grow through the flowers.

Rhododendron maximum 'Curly Leaf'

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We are probably the only source for this rare, and highly ornamental variant of our native rosebay. What a difference from the norm! The leaves have a pronounced and consistent twist which is distinctive from other rhododendrons. This form also has several other enhanced ornamental qualities over normal maximum. The growth is markedly more compact, the leaves are smaller and darker green, the flower buds are round, unlike the normal conical buds, and new growth emerges later so as to not grow through the flowers. Our seedlings are from the selections: var. Hessei, from Rutgers, 'Leachii' and Dave Lewis' 'Whirlygig.' They come relatively true from seed; we have rogued out the normal leaved plants.

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Name Rhododendron maximum 'Curly Leaf'
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Rhododendron Bloom Season Late Midseason (June)
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7
Hardy to Temp -25°F
Sun Requirements Part Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color White
Fragrant No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Plant Type Evergreen Shrub
Deer Resistant No
U.S. Native Yes
New Offering No
Genus Rhododendron
Species maximum
Cultivar 'Curly Leaf Seedlings'
Parentage (species)
RareFind Exclusive Yes
Rare Plant Yes
Catalog Category Elepidote Rhododendrons