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More Information: Rhododendron 'Western Lights'

R. 'Western Lights' 
Photo: Harold Greer

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2" to 2" across, inside strong reddish purple, spotted strong purplish red, outside moderate purplish pink, slightly fragrant. Ball-shaped truss has 7-8 clusters each with 7 to 9 flowers.

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, down-curved, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 2" long, semi glossy, strong yellow green.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Deciduous

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -35F  ( -37C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Orchid Lights, treated in vitro with colchine

Hybridizer:  Briggs Nursery

Registration Reference:  ARS 992

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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