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Description of Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Boursault'

R. 'Catawbiense Boursault' 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

catawbiense hybrid or selection 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-shaped, lilac purple with a few reddish or pale brown markings. Ball-shaped truss contains about 17 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, mid green. Dense and spreading habit. Tough plant that takes heat and sun. Grows in time to small tree-size. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Boursault 

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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