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Description of Rhododendron cephalanthum ssp cephalanthum

R. cephalanthum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Narrowly tubular with spreading lobes, white to deep pink, rarely yellow. Inflorescence 5-10 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong-elliptic to oval, up to 1" long, aromatic. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Almost prostrate to upright shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Pogonanthum 

Sub Section: 

 

Geographical Origin: 

India (Arunachal Pradesh), Burma, China (Yunnan, 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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