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Description of Rhododendron aureum var. aureum

R. aureum 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely campanulate, cream to pale yellow, thin textured. Truss holds 5-8 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F (-26C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, up to 3" long, bud scales persistent. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Dwarf, creeping or mounding 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Pontica 

Geographical Origin: 

C and E Siberia, N China (Jilin), N Japan 

 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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