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More Information: Rhododendron 'Bill Massey'

R. 'Bill Massey' 
Photo: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color:  White

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.

Fragrant:  Yes

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

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.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  20F  ( -7C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   ciliatum var. bergii x nuttallii

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Vaerlen

Registration Reference:  ARS 782

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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