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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Upright shrub, small tree

Height:  7  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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