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More Information: Rhododendron 'Crete'

R. 'Crete' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

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.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

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.

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -15F  ( -26C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   smirnowii x degronianum ssp yakushimanum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Lancaster

Registration Reference:  ARS 823

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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