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Description of Rhododendron 'White Surprise'

R. 'White Surprise' 
Photo by: Henk Borsje

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

dauricum, white flowered x mucronulatum, white flowered 

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 1" across, greenish-white with strong greenish yellow spotting. Ball-shaped truss holds 3-5 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, convex, 1⅛" to 1" long, dull, about half turn brilliant yellow in autumn. Upright, open habit. Semi deciduous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Mehlquist 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 892 

 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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