Douglas Justice's December blog, at December 2023 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden, with good photos there, continues the theme of broad-leaved evergreens, this month the rhododendron family. I'm a big fan of rhododendron leaves, particularly ones with indumentum, so I was pleased to get to photograph this Rhododendron rex. I thought Rhododendron wiltonii was new to me, but I see I posted it in 2016 with lighter spring indumentum and flowers. I posted Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group last month, but it's in this month's blog, and there are still flowers, which again distracted me from remembering to try to smell the leaves. Maybe it's that I can't get close enough to them. There are a lot more genera in this family. I didn't know Arctostaphylos columbiana, hairy manzanita, at all, but I didn't have any trouble finding or recognizing it. @vitog has commented in Pacific Northwest Native Plants on more locations than are mentioned in the blog. This is Arctostaphylos manzanita. Are these usually good-looking plants, or is this one especially beautiful?