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Description of Rhododendron 'Bill Massey'

R. 'Bill Massey' 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

ciliatum var. bergii x nuttallii 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, yellowish-white with slight pink shading at lobe edge, reverse pink stripe. Very fragrant. Lax trusses of 4-6. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

20F  (-7C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 5" long, glossy, bullate, yellow green with tan scales. Leaves retained 2-3 years. Rounded habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 782 

 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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