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Description of Rhododendron racemosum

R. racemosum 
Photo by: Stuart Imrie

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely funnel-shaped, small, white, white flushed pink, or pale to deep pink. Axil inflorescence 1-4 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate to oblong-elliptic, up to 2" long, lower surface glaucous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Low and compact to tall and leggy shrub 

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Geographical Origin: 

China (N Yunnan, SW Sichuan, W Guizhou) 

 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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