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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Tree-like

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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