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Description of Rhododendron canescens

R. canescens 
Photo by: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color: 


 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular funnel-shaped, pale to deep pink, rarely white, tube often deeper colored than the lobes, fragrant. Inflorescence 6-19 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate or obovate to elliptic, up to 3" long, deciduous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Tall shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


Geographical Origin: 

E N America (Coastal Plain N Carolina to Florida to Texas) 

 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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