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More Information: Rhododendron 'Milestone'

R. 'Milestone' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

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

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.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   minus var minus x dauricum Sempervirens Group

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Mezitt

Registration Reference:  ARS 881

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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