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More Information: Rhododendron 'Summer Snow'

R. 'Summer Snow' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-campanulate, 3" across, white with small, rayed greenish-yellow blotch on dorsal lobe. Dome-shaped trusses of 11 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Late

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, up to 9" long, coriaceous. Vigorous grower. Can become tree-like.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   maximum x (ungernii x auriculatum) F2 derivation

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Leach

Registration Reference:  ARS 684

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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