Parent: Rhododendron minus
Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 4 to 10' tall and wide (Woodlanders shows 6 to 8' tall and 4 to 6' wide
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Dark green leathery leaves, elliptic, tough. Pink flowers in spring before new growth, funnel shaped in clusters, each to 2" wide. Likes moist sandy soil and part shade. Do not disturb the soil around the roots.
Published in Harvard Pap. Bot. 14(1): 1 in 2009.
Validating R. minus var. chapmanii W. H. Duncan & T. M. Pullen, Brittonia 14: 297 in 1962, nom. inval. - failed to cite the basionym, only R. chapmanii A.Gray.
Basionym Rhododendron punctatum var. chapmanii Alph.Wood.
Sold as Rhododendron chapmanii (Alph.Wood) A.Gray.
Native to Florida.
Considered an endangered species.
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in May 2012 and planted it in the courtyard. It bloomed in April 2013 and 2014.