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More Information: Rhododendron proteoides


R. 'proteoides' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Campanulate, white to cream flushed rose, spotted purple. Inflorescence 5-10 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic, up to 1" long, margins recurved, rusty brown indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Very compact dwarf shrub

Height:  1 foot in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Taliensia

Geographical Origin:  China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan, SW 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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