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Description of Rhododendron minus var. minus

R. minus 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel shaped, deep lobes, pink to purplish pink or white, sometimes spotted greenish. Truss holds 4-12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason to Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-15F (-26C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves broadly elliptic to lanceolate, up to 4" long, apex acuminate. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Compact to straggly shrub 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


Geographical Origin: 

E N America (Tennessee, N Carolina, Georgia, Alabama) 

 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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