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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

Interesting Notes:

'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.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen