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Description of Rhododendron rubiginosum

R. rubiginosum 
Photo by: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color: 


 Flower / Truss Description: 

Openly funnel-shaped, pale to deep pink, lavender-pink, or near-white flushed pink or purple with purple, brown or red blotch or spots. Truss holds typically 4-8 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, up to 4" long, lower surface rusty to dark brown. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Erect to spreading, well-branched shrub 

Sub Genus: 




Sub Section: 


Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, China (SE Tibet, Yunnan, SW Sichuan) 

 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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