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More Information: Rhododendron auriculatum

R. 'auriculatum' 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color:  White

Flower/Truss Description:  Funnel shaped, white or occasionally pink, with greenish blotch, fragrant. Loose truss holds 6-15 flowers.

Fragrant:  Yes

Bloom Time:  Very Late

Foliage Description:  Leaves oblong to oblong lanceolate, up to 12" long, auriculate base.

Plant Habit:  Tall shrub or small tree

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Auriculata

Geographical Origin:  China (E Sichuan, W Hubei, E Guizhou)

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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