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Description of Rhododendron sanguineum ssp. sanguineum var. sanguineum

R. sanguineum 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac76-17)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, bright crimson to pink, prominent calyx. Inflorescence 3-6 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 3" long, thin, compacted silvery to gray indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Rounded low shrub, sometimes leggy in shade 

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Geographical Origin: 

China (NW Yunnan, SE Tibet) 

 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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