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More Information: Rhododendron rex ssp. fictolacteum

R. 'rex' 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  White, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Oblique-campanulate, white, also pale lilac to pink, blotched and spotted crimson. Ball-shaped truss holds 12-30 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, up to 12" long, rusty brown to dark brown indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Large erect shrub or small tree

Height:  5 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Falconera

Geographical Origin:  China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan), NE Burma

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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