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Description of Rhododendron 'Milestone'

R. 'Milestone' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

minus var minus x dauricum Sempervirens Group 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 2" across, vivid purplish-red, holding intensity until maturity. Held in trusses of 3-10. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong, acute apex, cuneate base, 1" to 1" long, glossy, medium green. Leaves turn orange-red in autumn. Foliage retention 10-20 % in winter. Dense, compact growth habit. Prefers some sun. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mezitt 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 881 

 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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