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More Information: Rhododendron 'Forsterianum'

R. 'Forsterianum' 
Photo: Dennis McKiver

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, about 4" across, heavily fragrant, white with a yellow flare, anthers brown. Held in lax trusses of 3-4 flowers.

Fragrant:  Yes

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves lanceolate, 2⅜" to 2" long, glossy, dark green, densely hairy below. Best in semi-shade. Upright habit. Prune to keep from being too straggly.

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  20F  ( -7C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   veitchianum x edgeworthii

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Forster

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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