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Description of 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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F (-9C)

Foliage Description: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Much-branched shrub, sometimes straggly 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


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 local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

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