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More Information: Rhododendron genestierianum

R. 'genestierianum' 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular-campanulate, to " across, fleshy, reddish purple. Inflorescence 415-flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves oblong-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, acuminate apex, tapering base, up to 4" long, dark green.

Plant Habit:  Upright shrub or small tree.

Height:  7  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Genestieriana

Geographical Origin:  China (W Yunnan), N Burma

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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