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Description of Rhododendron russatum

R. russatum 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple, Lavender 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Broadly funnel-shaped, deep indigo-purple to pinkish lavender. Truss holds 4-6 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, up to 1" long. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Low and compact to tall and straggly shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Lapponica 

Geographical Origin: 

China (N Yunnan, SW Sichuan) 

 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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