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More Information: 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.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Early

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

Plant Habit:  Large shrub or small tree

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Fortunea

Geographical Origin:  China (W Hubei, E 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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