Rhododendron prinophyllum
Pentanthera group
Epithet: with leaves like prinos
Syn: roseum
AM 1955
Shrub: 0.6 - 4.5m high.
Flowers: 5-9/truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 28-35mm long, pink or purplish-pink, rarely white, with or without brown-red botch; clove scented; glandular.
Foliage: deciduous, elliptic, obovate or oblong-obovate, 30-70 x 13-30mm; upper surface bluish-green or green, villous; margin strigose; underside pale green, rather densely villous, strigose.
Distribution: SW Quebec, through Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, SE Missouri and Tennessee to Virginia

Location: Valley Gardens, Windsor
Photo: Bryan Roebuck