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More Information: Rhododendron elegantulum

R. 'elegantulum' 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Campanulate, pale pinkish purple or white flushed pink with small crimson spots, prominent calyx. Truss holds 10-20 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, up to 5" long, pinkish indumentum turning rusty brown.

Plant Habit:  Fairly compact

Height:  4  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Taliensia

Geographical Origin:  China (SW Sichuan)

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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