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Description of 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 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

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

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Large erect shrub or small tree 

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 local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.


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