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Description of Rhododendron 'Crete'

R. 'Crete' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

smirnowii x degronianum ssp yakushimanum 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple, White 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2" across, light purple quickly fading to white with a few ochre spots. Held in domed trusses of 12. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F  (-26C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, convex, revolute, heavy tan indumented, held on plant 4 years. New growth with tan tomentum. Plant broader than tall. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 823 

 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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