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Description of Rhododendron pentaphyllum

R. pentaphyllum 
Photo by: Chris Klapwijk

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Rotate-campanulate, about 2" across, pale pink or mauve to deep rose. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 2" long, in whorls of 5 at branch tips, deciduous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Broadly upright shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Pentanthera 

Section: 

Sciadorhodion 

Sub Section: 

 

Geographical Origin: 

Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu) 

 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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