Although fairly tender, this FRAGRANT rhododendron is the 'yellowest' of any of the Maddenii types. Medium green leaves are a bit shiny and attractive on a plant with cinnamon peeling bark, a trait that many in the Maddenii section have. The flowers come out in mid April and are quite fragrant, perfuming the air. They are butter yellow with some pink striping on the back side of each flower. Hardy to zone 9 and 10.