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Description of Rhododendron 'Black Sport'

R. 'Black Sport' 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Britannia x Purple Splendour 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower very dark reddish-purple with an almost black eye. Held in ball-shaped truss. May bloom in fall. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves small, dark green, twisted, retained 2 years. Upright, open, round habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Nelson 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 99 

 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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