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Description of Rhododendron calophytum var. calophytum

R. calophytum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Openly campanulate, white to pink, with deep red basal blotch and spotting. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong-lanceolate, up to 12" long. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Wide spreading large shrub or tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

China (Sichuan, NE Yunnan, 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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