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More Information: Rhododendron 'Maxine Childers'

R. 'Maxine Childers' 
Photo: Stuart Imrie

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-campanulate, of heavy substance, 2" across, vivid red. No markings. Held in flat trusses of 8-10.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, slightly bullate, olive green with orange-brown indumentum, heavy on under midrib and primary veins, leaves retained 2 years. New growth is reddish-brown. Rounded habit.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   strigillosum x Elizabeth

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Childers

Registration Reference:  ARS 771

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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