This species rhododendron forms a compact, spreading evergreen shrub with narrow, convex leaves.
The top of the leaves are green but beneath they have a buff coloured, felt like appearance..
The new growth has a silver furry appearance.
The plant is covered with masses of rounded trusses of bell-shaped, pure white flowers, opening from bright pink buds in mid spring.
It is a slow growers to approximately 1.2 metres in height and width.
An ideal rhododendron for a patio pot or small garden