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Description of Rhododendron tephropeplum

R. tephropeplum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate to tubular-campanulate, purple to reddish-rose, pale pink, rarely white. Inflorescence 3-9 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1" to 5" long. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Bushy to upright or sprawling shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Tephropepla 

Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan) 

 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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