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Description of Rhododendron sherriffii

R. sherriffii 
Photo by: William Spohn

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel-campanulate, pendulous, deep carmine-red, conspicuous calyx. Lax truss holds 4-6 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves broadly obovate, base rounded, thick chocolate-brown indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Bushy to erect shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Thomsonia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (S 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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