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More Information: Rhododendron 'Taku'

R. 'Taku' 
Photo: Bill Stipe

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-campanulate, wavy edges, 2" across, deep pink outside, moderate pink inside with red spots. Held in dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, 6" long, bullate, dull, olive green with tan felt-like indumentum that ages to dark tan, leaves retained 3 years. Red-colored petioles. Open, upright growth habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Tally Ho x degronianum ssp yakushimanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Clarke

Registration Reference:  ARS 924

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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