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Description of Rhododendron formosum var formosum

R. formosum 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Openly funnel campanulate, white sometimes flushed pink, usually with a yellow blotch, fragrant. Inflorescence 2-6 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

Yes  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Late Midseason
(Different forms may bloom at different times.) 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F (-12C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to linear obovate, up to 4" long, margins bristly. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact to straggly shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Maddenia 

Geographical Origin: 

NE India 

 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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