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Description of Rhododendron sutchuenense

R. sutchuenense 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, Lavender 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely campanulate, pale pink to mauve-pink, spotted red but not blotched. Open topped truss holds about 10 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Very Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong-lanceolate, up to 12" long, lower surface glabrous except indumented along midrib. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Large shrub or small tree 

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Geographical Origin: 

China (W Hubei, E 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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