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Description of Rhododendron basilicum

R. basilicum 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac73-25)

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Oblique-campanulate, white to cream, occasionally rose, often flushed or lined pink or purple, crimson blotch. Truss holds 15-25 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, up to 10" long, grayish indumentum turning rust-colored. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Tree-like 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Falconera 

Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, China (W Yunnan) 

 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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