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Description of Rhododendron 'Crest'

R. 'Crest' 
Photo by: Stuart Imrie

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

wardii var wardii x Lady Bessborough 

Predominant Flower Color: 

Yellow 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-shaped, 4" across, light greenish-yellow to pale yellow-green, somewhat darker in the center of the upper lobes and around the throat. Held in dome-shaped truss of about 12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong-elliptic, 4" long, glossy, dark green, retained one year. Upright habit, can become tree-like. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Hybridizer: 

de Rothschild 

Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 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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