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More Information: Rhododendron 'Jonathan Shaw'


R. 'Jonathan Shaw' 
Photo: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3" across, wavy lobes, vivid violet-purple shading to purplish-red in the center with a prominent black flare on upper lobes. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 19.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, flat, 4" long, wavy margins, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, leaves retained 2 years. Dense, spreading growth habit.

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Melanie Shaw x Brenda Lee

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Leonard

Registration Reference:  ARS 892

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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