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Description of Rhododendron principis

R. principis 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac65-282)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, white to pink to reddish magenta, sometimes spotted purple. Truss has 10-30 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong to ovate-lanceolate, up to 5" long, thick white to fawn indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Bushy shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Taliensia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (S and E Tibet) 

 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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