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Description of Rhododendron 'April Dawn'

R. 'April Dawn' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

minus var minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum 'Arctic Pearl' 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, 1" to 2" across, light pink, spotted yellowish-green. 

Fragrant: 

Yes slightly 

Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, acute or apiculate apex, cuneate base, 2" to 4" long, olive green, retained 2-3 years, mahogany color in autumn. Upright, spreading habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mehlquist 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 892 

 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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