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More Information: Rhododendron 'Elby'

R. 'Elby' 
Photo: Loyd Newcomb

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, deep pink with lower lobes light yellowish-pink, red throat and spots on dorsal lobe, outside red with rays down center of each lobe. Held in flat trusses with 6-9 flowers.


Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, rounded base, 4" long, convex, olive green, hairy brownish-orange indumentum. Upright, rounded, well-branched plant.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   (Fabia x bureavii) x (King of Shrubs x smirnowii)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Lem

Registration Reference:  ARS 874

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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