Photo by: Herb Spady
Predominant Flower Color: Pink, Red
Flower/Truss Description: Narrowly tubular with spreading lobes, pink to red, 1" to 1½" across, hairy inside. Inflorescence 6-12 flowered.
Foliage Description: Leaves oblong-lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, ½" to 1" long, matt, dark to grayish-green.
Plant Habit: Compact to broadly upright shrub.
Height: 3 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: -5°F (
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): L
Sub Genus: Rhododendron
Geographical Origin: Xizang (Tibet), 3200-4700 meters