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Description of Rhododendron microgynum

R. microgynum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, deep crimson, rarely pink, fleshy, conspicuous calyx. Truss holds 3-10 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblong-elliptic, up to 4" long, thin cinnamon to buff indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Dwarf shrub, compact when young 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Neriiflora 

Geographical Origin: 

China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan) 

 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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