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Description of Rhododendron hongkongense

R. hongkongense 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac77-779)

Predominant Flower Color: 


 Flower / Truss Description: 

Rotate with short tube and spreading lobes, white spotted violet, sometimes fragrant. 


Yes sometimes  

Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F (-9C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, up to 2" long, young leaves often purplish. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact to broadly upright shrub 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


Geographical Origin: 

China (Hong Kong, Guangdong) 

 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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