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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Compact shrub or small tree

Height:  7  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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