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Description of Rhododendron 'California Gold'

R. 'California Gold' 
Photo by: Don Wallace

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Else Frye x Eldorado Group 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Yellow 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3" across, fragrant, greenish-yellow with occasional pink markings on reverse. Held in lax truss of 5-6. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F  (-9C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, apiculate apex, rounded base, 3" long, deeply indented primary veins, dark green, retained for 2 years. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Bowman 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 763 

 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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