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More Information: Rhododendron 'Maroon Bells'

R. 'Maroon Bells' 
Photo: Don Kohlenberger

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 3" across, deep purplish-red, unmarked. Lax trusses of 6.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, convex, cuspidate apex, rounded base, 2" long, dull, dark yellowish-green, retained 2 years. Dense growth habit.

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -20F  ( -29C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   forrestii ssp forrestii 'Repens' x williamsianum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Meerkerk

Registration Reference:  ARS 934

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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