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Description of Rhododendron 'Cynosure'

R. 'Cynosure' 
Photo by: Richard Gustafson

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Essex Scarlet x fortunei, Nearing hardy selection 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 


Yes slightly 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 933 

 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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