Rhododendron 'Weston's Pink Diamond'
More About 'Weston's Pink Diamond'
- Clusters of fuschia-pink, semi-double flowers
- Almost deciduous, with glossy, green leaves showing some fall and winter colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early spring
'Weston's Pink Diamond' (part of the PJM Group) was hybridized (1964) by E. V. Mezitt, and introduced by Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts in 1983.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: PJM x mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
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.
Weston's Pink Diamond 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 the sun in an exposed location
'Weston's Pink Diamond' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting