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Description of Rhododendron  'Early Beni'

Photo by: Joe Coleman

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Louise Gable x [Oakland x (unknown Belgian hybrid x Carol)] 

 Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2" across, hose-in-hose, petaloid stamens, vivid reddish orange. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered. 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, obtuse apex with apiculus, cuneate base, glossy, mid green, retained 2 years. Plant upright, well-branched. 

Deciduous or Evergreen: 




Registration Reference: 

ARS 772 

 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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