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Description of 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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Upright habit. 

Sub Genus: 

Azaleastrum 

Section: 

Azaleastrum 

Sub Section: 

 

Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, China (NW Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet) 

 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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