Rhododendron 'Olga Mezitt'
More About 'Olga Mezitt'
- Clusters of clear pink, trumpet-shaped flowers
- Glossy, green leaves turn mahogany in the winter
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early midseason
'Olga Mezitt' (named for Ed Mezitt's mother) was hybridized/introduced by Weston Nurseries in 1964.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus var minus Carolinianum Group x minus var minus
Predominant Flower Colour: Pink
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Olga Mezitt Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.
'Olga Mezitt' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting