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Description of R. kaempferi

Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel shaped, salmon-red, rosy-red, pink, white. 

Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage /Habit Description: 

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic; spring leaves deciduous, to 2", summer leaves persistent, to ". Upright, well branched. 

Deciduous or Evergreen:


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Geographical Origin: 

Japan (Hokkaido to Yakushima) 

 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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