Originally Posted by TowPro
I feel the need to respectfully infrom you that is wild Rotodendren in this picture. I been waiting for that to bloom! Time to hit the low lands of Central PA for some beautiful views! (and happens to coincide with my vacation next week).
Well now you have gone and made me read/learn. Apparently we have both in PA.
Mountain laurel is evergreen, with pointed oval leaves, while rhododendron's leathery round-tipped leaves curl up like cigars in sub-freezing temperatures. Small mountain laurel flower buds look crimped, while rhododendron buds are plump and pointed. A laurel flower resembles a tiny cup or bowl with five points or minuscule lobes. Rhododendron blossoms are larger, with obvious five-petal lobes.
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