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More Information: Rhododendron rex ssp. rex

R. 'rex' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Oblique-campanulate, white flushed pink, blotched and spotted crimson. Ball-shaped truss holds 12-30 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, up to 14" long, fawn indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Large erect shrub or small tree

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Falconera

Geographical Origin:  China (S Sichuan, NE Yunnan)

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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