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Description of Rhododendron cerasinum

R. cerasinum 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac95-533)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, red, or white to pink with red border, fleshy. Lax truss holds 3-5 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves narrowly obovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, glabrous. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Upright and rounded 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Thomsonia 

Geographical Origin: 

Burma, India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (SE Tibet) 

 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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