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More Information: Rhododendron 'Polar Bear'

R. 'Polar Bear' 
Photo: Kenneth Cox

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

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblong-elliptic, 9" long, heavily veined, mid green. Vigorous shrub. Prefers shaded woodland location.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   diaprepes x auriculatum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Stevenson

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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