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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Compact to tall straggly shrub or small tree

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

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

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