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More Information: Rhododendron polylepis


R. 'polylepis' 
  Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Widely funnel shaped, pale to deep purple or rosy mauve. Terminal or axillary inflorescence with 3-5 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Late

Foliage Description:  Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 4" long.

Plant Habit:  Loose, broadly upright shrub

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Triflora

Geographical Origin:  China (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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