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More Information: Rhododendron 'Malta'


R. 'Malta' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 1" across, pale purplish-pink, lobes and perimeter irregularly flushed darker, no stamens. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 2-6 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" long, bronze/mahogany in the winter. Upright grower, round-shaped plant.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Gable's Pioneer x Gable's Pioneer

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Leach

Registration Reference:  ARS 813

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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