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Description of Rhododendron rufum

R. rufum 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel-campanulate, white to deep pink, sometimes striped. Inflorescence 6-12 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves narrowly obovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, reddish-brown indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Compact, rounded shrub, or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Taliensia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (N Sichuan, 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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