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More Information: Rhododendron lapponicum

R. 'lapponicum' 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Broadly funnel-shaped, pale magenta rose to purple, rarely white. Inflorescence 3-6 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early to Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves oblong-elliptic to elliptic-ovate, up to 1" long, often almost deciduous.

Plant Habit:  Low, erect to prostrate shrub

Height:  2  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Lapponica

Geographical Origin:  Circumpolar: N America (Canada, Alaska, USA), Greenland, Scandinavia, Siberia, Korea, N Japan

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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