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More Information: Rhododendron 'Cynosure'

R. 'Cynosure' 
Photo: Richard Gustafson

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" to 3" across, slightly fragrant, purplish pink at margins and shading to a very pale purple center with a orange speckled flare. Held in dome-shaped truss of 10 flowers.

Fragrant:  Yes slightly

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5" to 6" long, slightly convex, retained 2-3 years. Dense, spreading shrub.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Essex Scarlet x fortunei, Nearing hardy selection

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Shapiro

Registration Reference:  ARS 933

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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