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Description of Rhododendron 'John Walter'

R. 'John Walter' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

catawbiense x arboreum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, 2 - 2", light crimson, with inconspicuous brown markings. Compact truss hold up to 20 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, about 4" long, dull, mid green, shaggy, brown-colored indumentum on mid rib. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Waterer, J. 

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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