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Description of Rhododendron 'Gustav Mehlquist'

R. 'Gustav Mehlquist' 
Photo by: Sally and John Perkins

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

C.S. Sargent x degronianum ssp yakushimanum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 2⅜" across, dark pink in bud, opening pink and fading to clear white. Ball-shaped trusses of 15. 



Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F  (-29C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, matte green above with a light brownish-orange indumentum below initially, later becoming hairless, leaves retained 3 years. Spreading, dense habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 922 

 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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