Photo by: Norma Senn
Predominant Flower Color: Red, Purple
Flower/Truss Description: Campanulate, ½" across, red or purple, unmarked. Lax truss holds 3 - 7 flowers.
Early Midseason to Midseason
Foliage Description: Leaves obovate to oblong, 1 - 1¾" long; obtuse or rounded, mucronate apex, obtuse base, dark green above, densely scaly below. Brown flaking bark.
Plant Habit: Bushy shrub.
Height: 3 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: 5°F (
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): L
Sub Genus: Rhododendron
Sub Section: Glauca
Geographical Origin: India (Arunachal Pradesh), Upper Burma, SE Tibet