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Description of Rhododendron  'Mandarin Lights'

Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

calendulaceum x Orangeade 

 Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower narrow tubular funnel-shaped, wavy edges, fragrant, about 2" across, strong reddish orange with darker veining and strong orange blotch on upper lobe. Ball-shaped truss has 7-10 flowers. 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-35F  (-37C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat, 4" long, moderate olive green. Upright, rounded, open growth habit. 

Deciduous or Evergreen: 



U Minnesota 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 951 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

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