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Description of Rhododendron ririei

R. ririei 
Photo by: Garth Wedemire

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, lilac-purple to reddish-purple, with nectar pouches. Truss holds 4-10 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Very Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 6" long, thin, compacted whitish indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Erect, bushy shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Argyrophylla 

Geographical Origin: 

China (Sichuan, Guizhou) 

 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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