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Description of Rhododendron 'Vanilla Spice'

R. 'Vanilla Spice' 
Photo by: Jim Barlup

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Silk Ribbon x White Cinnamon 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 3" across, pale yellowish-pink with pale yellow-green on interior midribs and exterior edges, strong red nectarines and large, dark red spotted dorsal blotch. Ball-shaped truss holds 16 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F  (-12C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, 4" long, semi-glossy, moderate olive green, retained 3 years. Dense plant habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 001 

 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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