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More Information: Rhododendron 'Dame Nellie Melba'

R. 'Dame Nellie Melba' 
Photo: Herb Spady

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, about 3" across, bright pink with brownish-red spotting. Conical-shaped truss of about 12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves oblong-obovate, up to 6" long, glossy, dark green. Upright, dense habit. Large trusses may cause branches to bend sideways. Give protection from sun.

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Standishii x arboreum ssp arboreum

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Loder

Registration Reference:  RHS 58

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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