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Description of Rhododendron 'Forsterianum'

R. 'Forsterianum' 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

veitchianum x edgeworthii 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

20F  (-7C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Forster 

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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