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Description of Rhododendron 'Independence Day'

R. 'Independence Day' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

unknown x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower 1" to 2" across, bright rosy red to bright red, with dark spotting on dorsal lobe. Ball-shaped truss holds 13-19 flowers. May bloom on or about July 4th. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Very Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves glossy, dark green, held 3 years. Dense, upright habit. Prefers afternoon sun protection. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, A. 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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