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More Information: Rhododendron nivale ssp. nivale


R. 'nivale' 
  Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Widely funnel-shaped, purple, magenta, lilac or pink. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic or ovate, up to " long.

Plant Habit:  Prostrate, low, compact to erect shrub

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Lapponica

Geographical Origin:  Nepal, India (Sikkim), Bhutan, China (S Tibet, Yunnan, W Sichuan)

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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