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Description of Rhododendron strigillosum

R. strigillosum 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, deep red to crimson-scarlet, with dark red nectar pouches. Flat truss of 8-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Very Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 7" long, margins often recurved, bristly. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Shrub or small tree, often rounded and symmetrical 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Maculifera 

Geographical Origin: 

China (NE Yunnan, 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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