Windbeam

waplummer(Z5 NY)May 24, 2008

I have a Windbeam purchased some 40 years ago which I dearly love. It is about 8 feet tall in a nice informal shape. One branch has layered and the flowers on this branch are almost white compared to the soft pink on the rest of the shrub. I have a number of other rhodies that have layered and they behave normally. Any thoughts?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

It is normal for Windbeam to open a very pale pink and then fade to white. If the layered branch started blooming earlier, it would become white sooner. If they started blooming at the same time and are different colors, then the layered branch is a sport. That does happen and sometimes will revert back in a season or two.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 10:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
waplummer(Z5 NY)

It is a sport since it blooms at the same time. This has been going on for 2-3 years.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 9:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Please help me identify this azalea
When I purchase my house, it had a beautiful azalea...
mmp01
Spring is here.....
=================== 'nuff said! ===================...
Emerogork2
Anybody out there have luck with Rhodos in Southern Arkansas?
Looking for any feedback from Houzz readers who have...
Rusty Empire
Rhody leaves getting smaller every year
Hi! I have a rhododendron (I think it's a loreley)....
Hyakamooks
Azaleas dying
Hello. We are having a problem with some newly planted...
westminstress
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™