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More Information: Rhododendron 'Dorothy Russell'

R. 'Dorothy Russell' 
Photo: Boris Bauer

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3" across, deep purplish-pink with dark red spots. Ball-shaped trusses of 21 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, flat, acute apex, rounded base, 4" to 7" long, olive green above, yellow-green below, retained 2 years. Upright spreading shrub.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Pygmalion x haematodes x Wellfleet, exact combination unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Dexter

Registration Reference:  ARS 943

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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