Photo by: Steve Henning
Predominant Flower Color: Pink
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.
Foliage Description: Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, up to 4½" long, lower surface rusty to dark brown.
Plant Habit: Erect to spreading, well-branched shrub
Height: 6 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: 0°F (
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): L
Sub Genus: Rhododendron
Sub Section: Heliolepida
Geographical Origin: NE Burma, China (SE Tibet, Yunnan, SW Sichuan)