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More Information: Rhododendron 'Independence Day'

R. 'Independence Day' 
Photo: Kenneth Cox

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves glossy, dark green, held 3 years. Dense, upright habit. Prefers afternoon sun protection.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  unknown x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Waterer, A.

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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