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More Information: Rhododendron heliolepis var. heliolepis

R. 'heliolepis' 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color:  White, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Funnel shaped, white to pink, rarely purplish, usually spotted red, green or brown. Inflorescence 4-10 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late to Very Late

Foliage Description:  Leaves oblong ovate to oblong elliptic, up to 4" long, aromatic when crushed.

Plant Habit:  Usually erect shrub

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Heliolepida

Geographical Origin:  NE Burma, China (Tibet, Sichuan, 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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