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Description of Rhododendron arborescens

R. arborescens 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 


 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular, white, often tinged pink, may have a yellow blotch, with reddish-purple style and stamens, fragrant. Inflorescence 3-7 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Late to Very Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F (-26C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate or obovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, glossy, deciduous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Tall shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


Geographical Origin: 

E N America (Pennsylvania to Georgia and Alabama) 

 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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