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More Information: Rhododendron thomsonii ssp. thomsonii

R. 'thomsonii' 
Photo by: Jens Birck

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Campanulate, crimson to deep wine-red, fleshy, calyx conspicuous. Lax truss holds 3-12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves orbicular or ovate to elliptic, 2" to 4" long.

Plant Habit:  Upright shrub or small tree

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Thomsonia

Geographical Origin:  Nepal, India (Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh), China (S Tibet), Bhutan

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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