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Description of Rhododendron 'Polar Bear'

R. 'Polar Bear' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

diaprepes x auriculatum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower tubular-funnel-shaped, 4" across, very fragrant, pure white with a flush of green in throat. Held in flat trusses of 8-10 flowers. Slow to bloom. 

Fragrant: 

Yes 

Bloom Time: 

Very Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong-elliptic, 9" long, heavily veined, mid green. Vigorous shrub. Prefers shaded woodland location. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Stevenson 

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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