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Description of Rhododendron orbiculare ssp orbiculare

R. orbiculare 
Photo by: Pat Breen

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, deep pink to purplish rose. Truss has 7-10 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate to orbicular, up to 5" long, base cordate, lower surface glabrous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Shrub or small tree, dense in sun, leggy in shade 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

China (Sichuan, Guangxi) 

 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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