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Description of Rhododendron 'Gable's Pioneer or Pioneer'

R. 'Gable's Pioneer or Pioneer' 
Photo by: Harold Greer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(R. racemosum x R. mucronulatum) or (R. racemosum x R. mucronulatum) F2 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower 1" across, rosy mauve-pink, held in multiple trusses. Blooms along stems in leaf axils. 



Bloom Time: 

Very Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, flat, mucronate apex, cuneate base, 2" long, glossy, olive green, semi-deciduous. Plant upright, multiple stemmed. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 922 

 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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