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Description of Rhododendron piercei

R. piercei 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, crimson with darker nectar pouches, fleshy. Truss holds 6-8 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, thick tawny indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Open, spreading, bushy or straggly shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Neriiflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (S Tibet) 

 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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