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Description of Rhododendron saluenense ssp. chameunum

R. saluenense 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely funnel shaped, magenta to purple and reddish purple. Inflorescence 1-3 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong-orbicular to oblong-elliptic, up to 1⅜" long, upper surface without bristles. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Prostrate to compact shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Saluenensia 

Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan) 

 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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