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More Information: Rhododendron 'Little Gem'

R. 'Little Gem' 
Photo: Dennis McKiver

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

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

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

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.

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   Carmen x elliottii, K.W. 7725

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Whitney

Registration Reference:  ARS 764

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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