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More Information: Rhododendron 'Overture'


R. 'Overture' 
Photo: Richard Gustafson

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2" across, purplish-pink of various shades on inside and considerably darker pink on reverse. Held in ball-shaped trusses of 12.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves of heavy substance, narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at tip, 5" long, shiny, dark yellowish-green above, patchy hairs on the mid rib blow. Leaves retained 3 years. Compact, dense growth habit.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Vulcan x pseudochrysanthum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Nicolella

Registration Reference:  ARS 922

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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