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Description of Rhododendron kesangiae var kesangiae

R. kesangiae 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, Purple 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, ⅓" across, rose or pink, fading to pale pink or light purple, dark purple nectar pouches. Racemes hold 16-30 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves broadly elliptic to almost obovate, rounded apex, cuneate or rounded base, 8" to 12" long, white indumentum, very prominent lateral veins. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Upright shrub, small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Grandia 

Geographical Origin: 

Bhutan 

 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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