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Description of Rhododendron 'Jonathan Shaw'

R. 'Jonathan Shaw' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Melanie Shaw x Brenda Lee 

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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Leonard 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 892 

 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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