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More Information: Rhododendron balfourianum


R. 'balfourianum' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Funnel campanulate, pale to deep pink, sometimes white, spotted purple. Truss holds 6-12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, up to 5" long, indumentum white, shiny, turning fawn to cinnamon.

Plant Habit:  Rounded, compact

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Taliensia

Geographical Origin:  China (W Yunnan, SW Sichuan)

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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