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Description of 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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F (-32C)

Foliage Description: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Low, erect to prostrate shrub 

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 local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.


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