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Description of Rhododendron lutescens

R. lutescens 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Yellow 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely funnel shaped, pale to deep yellow, spotted green. Most axillary inflorescence of 1-3 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves lanceolate, apex acuminate, up to 3" long, reddish-bronze when young. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Upright willowy shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Triflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei, Guizhou) 

 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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