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Description of Rhododendron venator

R. venator 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular-campanulate, scarlet to reddish-orange, with darker nectar pouches. Lax truss holds 4-10 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, up to 6" long, lower surface with thin indumentum on midrib only. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact to straggly shrub 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Venatora 

Geographical Origin: 

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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