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More Information: Rhododendron 'Praecox'

R. 'Praecox' 
Photo: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Lavender

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, about 1" across, rosy-lilac, darker reverse, unmarked. Held in clusters each composed of 2-3 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves ovate, 1" to 2⅜" long, glossy dark green.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  ciliatum x dauricum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  unknown

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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