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Description of Rhododendron lepidotum

R. lepidotum 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink, Yellow, Purple 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Rotate-campanulate, white, pink, yellow, red, or purple, often spotted darker. Inflorescence 1-3 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves narrowly elliptic to obovate, up to 1" long. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Low and compact to upright and leggy shrub 

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Geographical Origin: 

India (Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Bhutan, China (S Tibet, NW Yunnan), N Burma 

 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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