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More Information: 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

Foliage Description:  Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, up to 1" long.

Plant Habit:  Low and compact to tall and straggly shrub

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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