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Description of Rhododendron 'Trail Blazer'

R. 'Trail Blazer' 
Photo by: Loyd Newcomb

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Mrs Furnivall x Sappho 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, vivid reddish-purple with a deep red blotch. Ball-shaped trusses of 19 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves lanceolate, acute apex, rounded base, 4" long, shiny, dark green, retained 3 years. Compact grower, grows 2 times wider than tall. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Wright 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 792 

 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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