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Description of Rhododendron selense ssp selense

R. selense 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel-campanulate, white to deep pink, sometimes spotted. Lax truss holds 3-8 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate or obovate to elliptic, up to 3" long, lower surface glabrous, glaucous, or with a thin indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Compact to tall straggly shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Selensia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan) 

 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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