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More Information: Rhododendron 'White Surprise'

R. 'White Surprise' 
Photo: Henk Borsje

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

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.

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   dauricum, white flowered x mucronulatum, white flowered

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Mehlquist

Registration Reference:  ARS 892

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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