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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Rounded, rigid shrub or small tree

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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