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More Information: Rhododendron sphaeroblastum

R. 'sphaeroblastum' 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac64-145)

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Funnel-campanulate, white, sometimes pink, spotted purple. Ball-shaped truss holds 10-20 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves narrowly obovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, upper surface shiny, lower surface with reddish-brown indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Compact shrub to upright, straggly small tree

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Taliensia

Geographical Origin:  China (SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan)

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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