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More Information: Rhododendron 'Olive'

R. 'Olive' 
Photo: Garth Wedemire

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.


Bloom Time:  Very Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, about 1" long, dark green. Upright, rather leggy, sparse habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  moupinense x dauricum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Stirling-Maxwell

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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