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Description of Rhododendron rigidum

R. rigidum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely funnel-shaped, fragrant, white, lilac-pink to deep rose lavender, sometimes spotted gold, olive brown or reddish-brown. Inflorescence 2-6 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

Yes  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 2" long, glaucous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Erect, compact to loose shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Triflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (N Yunnan, S Sichuan, Guizhou) 

 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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