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Description of Rhododendron 'Avondale'

R. 'Avondale' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

(Pygmalion x haematodes x Wellfleet) (combination unknown) 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-campanulate, wavy lobes, 3" across, strong red with black spotting on dorsal lobes, fragrant. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 14 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 5" long, glossy, olive green, retained 2 years. Upright, well-branched plant. Best with afternoon shade. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Dexter 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 801 

 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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