This photograph was taken yesterday in UBC Botanical Garden's Winter Garden. I visited the site to observe the progress on the accessibility pathways being developed in partnership with the Garden's new neighbour, the still-under-construction St. John Hospice.
Rhododendron mucronulatum, or Korean rhododendron, is native to China, Japan, Korea, China and Mongolia, where it is frequently found inhabiting birch (Betula) and larch (Larix) forests and forest margins. These deciduous shrubs (maximum height about 2.5m (8 ft.) are one of the earliest-flowering Rhododendron species in UBC Botanical Garden. Our plants have a particular airiness about them, which I tried to capture in the image; however, some other online images show plants with a higher density of inflorescences and shorter branch internodes (i.e., less "twiggy"), e.g., Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Deep Pink' via the Missouri Botanical Garden. Additional photographs can be found via the virtual arboretum hirsutum.info: Rhododendron mucronulatum.
Photography resource link: the photography of Barney Wilczak. Be sure to browse the galleries!