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Rhododendron 'Minnetonka'


Rhododendron 'Minnetonka' has light purple to pink flowers with yellow-green specks from red-violet flower buds.

Rhododendron 'Minnetonka' features masses of large trusses of light purple to pink flowers with vivid yellow-green specks on the upper lobes. Deep, red-violet flower buds are equally captivating. Dark glossy green foliage provides a vivid contrast. The growth habit is dense and spreading reaching 3 to 4 feet tall with a 4 to 5 foot spread. Responds well to pruning after flowering. Benefits from evenly moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil and mulch. Use as an accent, foundation or understorey shrub ,mass planting and for winter interest. Hummingbird and pollinator attractor. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Rhododendron

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sea level to ca. 5000 m, coniferous and broadleaved woodlands, temperate & tropical rain forests


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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