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Description of 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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Tall shrub or small tree 

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 local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.


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