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Description of Rhododendron sanguineum ssp sanguineum var haemaleum

R. sanguineum 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, deep blackish-red, prominent calyx. Inflorescence 3-6 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 3" long, thin, compacted silvery to gray indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Rounded low shrub, sometimes leggy in shade 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Neriiflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (NW Yunnan, SE Tibet) 

 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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