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Description of Rhododendron fortunei ssp. discolor

R. fortunei 
Photo by: Henk Borsje

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink, Lavender 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Openly to funnel campanulate, pale lavender or pale pink to white, fragrant. Truss holds 5-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes  

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblanceolate, up to 7" long, petiole purplish. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Upright and rigid small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

China (Sichuan, Hubei, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang) 

 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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