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Description of Rhododendron watsonii

R. watsonii 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac65-303)

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Oblique-campanulate, white to white flushed pink, sometimes spotted maroon. Inflorescence 10-16 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 6" to 9" long, plastered sliver-white indumentum, retained 1-2 years. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Compact shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Grandia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (C and N Sichuan and S Gansu) 

 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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