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Description of Rhododendron erosum

R. erosum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, rose-pink to crimson. Truss holds 10-15 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early to Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate to oval, up to 6" long, copper to plum color when young. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Barbata 

Geographical Origin: 

China (S Tibet), Bhutan 

 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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