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More Information: Rhododendron barbatum

R. 'barbatum' 
Photo by: William Spohn

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular campanulate, crimson to vivid red, fleshy. Ball-shaped truss holds 10-20 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Early to Early

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 8" long, glabrous; petioles usually bristly.

Plant Habit:  Upright shrub or small tree

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Barbata

Geographical Origin:  India (Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Bhutan, China (S Tibet)

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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