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Description of Rhododendron 'Dorothy Swift'

R. 'Dorothy Swift' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

smirnowii x degronianum ssp yakushimanum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, slightly fragrant, 2" across, open pale purplish-pink and fade to white. Ball-shaped truss with 12-17 flowers. 


Yes slightly 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves obovate, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" to 4" long, glossy, dark green above with cream fading to brown indumentum, leaves held 3-4 years. Dense, spreading shrub. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 951 

 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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