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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Erect, bushy shrub or small tree

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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 weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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