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Description of Rhododendron 'Olive'

R. 'Olive' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

moupinense x dauricum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, about 1" across, vivid reddish-purple with darker spots scattered over the base of the upper lobe. Truss has 1-2 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Very Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, about 1" long, dark green. Upright, rather leggy, sparse habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Stirling-Maxwell 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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