Rhododendron x 'Olga Mezitt'

Olga Rhododendron

Categories: Broadleaf Evergreens

‘Olga Mezitt’ is a vigorous grower with a spreading, upright habit and bears an abundance of showy, vivid, peach-pink flowers beginning in late April. The ‘P.J.M.’ group of rhododendrons (developed by Peter Mezitt)are smaller, growing to a height of 6 feet tall. Form is rounded and foliage is leathery and dark green until fall when it turns red, persisting through winter. 

More About Rhododendron x 'Olga Mezitt'

  • developed at Weston Nurseries by Peter Mezitt
  • a lepidote

One of the reasons the ‘P.J.M.’ group is such a heavy flowerer is that the plant does not set seed. An excellent rhododendron for the New England states. This rhododendron is the result of a cross between R. mucronulatum and R. minusm var. compacta.  This variety grows to 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. Zones 4 to 8.

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3-6 ft


3-6 ft

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Rhododendron x 'Olga Mezitt' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Container
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Evergreen
  • Screening/Hedge


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Lavender


  • Upright
  • Rounded