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More Information: Rhododendron leptothrium

R. 'leptothrium' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink, Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Rotate with spreading lobes, about 1" across, pale rose to purplish-rose, sometimes spotted. Inflorescence 1 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, " to 4" long, glossy, medium green. Young leaves are red or bronze colored.

Plant Habit:  Upright habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Azaleastrum

Section:  Azaleastrum

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Geographical Origin:  NE Burma, China (NW Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet)

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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