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Description of Rhododendron 'Whitney's Orange'

R. 'Whitney's Orange' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

dichroanthum x Diana 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Orange, Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-campanulate, wavy lobes, 3" across, yellowish-pink with a vivid reddish-orange blotch and spots and edged in red. Ball-shaped trusses of about 15. Another form is deeper orange and unmarked. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 5" long, convex, dull, medium green, retained 2 years. New growth is yellowish-green. Broad, open growing plant with decumbent, willowy branches. Needs pruning to keep more compact. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

Whitney 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 764 

 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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