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More Information: Rhododendron simsii

R. 'simsii' 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac83-94)

Predominant Flower Color:  Red, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Broadly funnel shaped, various shades of red or pink, spotted. Inflorescence 2-6 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves ovate-lanceolate to linear-elliptic; spring leaves deciduous, up to 2"; summer leaves persistent, up to ".

Plant Habit:  Much-branched shrub, sometimes straggly

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  15F  ( -9C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Tsutsusi

Section:  Tsutsusi

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Geographical Origin:  NE Burma, China, Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, S Japan

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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