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Description of Rhododendron 'Helsinki University'

R. 'Helsinki University' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

brachycarpum ssp tigerstedtii x unknown 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy-edges, 3" across, waxy appearance, strong purplish-pink inside with a few dark red spots in dorsal sector. Held in dome-shaped trusses of 12-18 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblanceolate, 4" to 6" long, glossy green above, purplish below. Red when new. Upright habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

RHS 94 

 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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