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Description of Rhododendron vernicosum

R. vernicosum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely funnel-campanulate, pale pink, lavender to bright rose, spotted crimson. Truss holds 5-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to ovate or oblong-oval, up to 4" long, largely glabrous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Rounded, rigid shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

China (SE Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Gansu) 

 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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