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Description of Rhododendron 'David'

R. 'David' 
Photo by: Loyd Newcomb

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Hugh Koster x neriiflorum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2" across, bright vivid-red with darker spotting on upper lobes. Held in ball-shaped truss with 16-16 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F  (-15C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves ovate-lanceolate, up to 5" long, glossy, dark green. Upright, columnar growth habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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