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Description of Rhododendron 'Elby'

R. 'Elby' 
Photo by: Loyd Newcomb

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Fabia x bureavii) x (King of Shrubs x smirnowii) 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 874 

 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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