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Description of Rhododendron 'Bellefontaine'

R. 'Bellefontaine' 
Photo by: Todd Boland

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

fortunei x smirnowii 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 3 " across, fragrant, deep purplish-pink with olive-brown flecks on dorsal lobe. Dome-shaped truss with 10 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 7" long, glossy, dark green, slight white indumentum, leaves retained 2 years. Upright habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 781 

 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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