Rhododendron 'Fred Peste' is our Featured Plant this month. If you are looking for a smaller growing rhododendron with red flowers, this will be one of the best candidates. This hybrid by Fred Peste of Shelton, Washington is a cross (R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum x R. 'Corona) x (R. haematodes ssp haematodesÂ ). The plant will grow to 3ft tall and the same wide in 10 years, and prefers some shade. The flowers are a rich red color and cover the plant heavily. This is a foliage plant that will rival any rhododendron species, as it is very dark green, full and lush. Our 1 gallon size do not have flower buds yet, but will next season.