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Description of Rhododendron 'Coral Velvet'

R. 'Coral Velvet' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

degronianum ssp yakushimanum hybrid 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-campanulate, wavy lobes, 1" across, open yellowish-pink fading lighter with age and a few deeper pink spots. Held in flat-shaped trusses of 5 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" long, convex, glossy, deep green with heavy tan indumentum. Buds and new growth have white tomentose. Leaves retained 2 yrs. Upright, rounded habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Japan seedling 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 793 

 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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