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Description of Rhododendron forrestii ssp forrestii

R. forrestii 
Photo by: Pat Breen

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, scarlet to crimson, fleshy. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate to orbicular, up to 2" long, lower surface sometimes purple. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Creeping to mounding dwarf shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Neriiflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (SE Tibet, Yunnan), N Burma, India (Arunachal Pradesh) 

 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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