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Description of Rhododendron virgatum ssp virgatum

R. virgatum 
Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac65-404)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel to tubular funnel-shaped, pale to deep pink or mauve, rarely white, borne in axils of upper leaves. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F (-12C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves lanceolate to oblong-oval, up to 3" long 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Sprawling shrub with long, arching branches 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Virgata 

Geographical Origin: 

E Nepal, India (Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan, China (S Tibet, 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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