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More Information: Rhododendron lacteum

R. 'lacteum' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Yellow

Flower/Truss Description:  Broadly campanulate, pale to vivid yellow, sometimes blotched purple. Ball-shaped truss of 15-30 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 6" long

Plant Habit:  Often sparsely branched shrub or small tree

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Taliensia

Geographical Origin:  China (Yunnan)

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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