Rhododendron 'Teddy Bear'

Teddy Bear Rhododendron

Evergreen Shrub

This species rhododendron, prized for its foliage more so than the soft pink flowers that appear for a brief period in spring, forms a compact rounded evergreen shrub. The hairy underside on the leaves, called indumentum, is an attractive feature with an added benefit; it seems to be a deterrent to the rhododendron lace bug which is plaguing azaleas and rhodies in Pacific Northwest gardens. It's happiest in part sun situation with even moisture.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 30 - 42 tall x 30 - 42 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate

Bloom Season: Apr, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos