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More Information: Rhododendron 'Blitz'

R. 'Blitz' 
Photo: Odo Tschetsch
Deutsche Genbank Rhododendron

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-campanulate, wavy-edges, 2⅜" across, dark red, with inconspicuous brownish markings on all lobes. Held in lax truss of 10-14 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to obovate, acuminate apex, cuneate base, 2" to 3" long, dark green with fawn indumentum, retained 2 years. Dense spreading habit, grows wider than tall. More sun tolerant than many R. haematodes hybrids.

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   haematodes ssp haematodes x G.A. Sims

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Clark

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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