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Description of Rhododendron catawbiense

R. catawbiense 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac77-620)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple, White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel campanulate, lilac-purple to pinkish, sometimes white. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F (-32C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 5" long, glabrous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Large rounded shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Pontica 

Geographical Origin: 

E N America (Mountains N Carolina and Virginia) 

 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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