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Description of Rhododendron 'Little Gem'

R. 'Little Gem' 
Photo by: Dennis McKiver

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Carmen x elliottii, K.W. 7725 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across, moderate to deep red, unmarked. Held in flat to lax trusses of 7-8. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 2" to 3" long, glossy, yellow-green with light grayish-brown indumentum, retained 3 years. Plant grows wider than tall. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 764 

 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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