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Description of Rhododendron hippophaeoides var. hippophaeoides

R. hippophaeoides 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

Lavender, Pink 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Broadly funnel shaped, small, lavender-blue, blue-purple, to bright pink, rarely white. Inflorescence 4-8 flowered. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-20F (-29C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblong, up to 1" long. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Compact to erect or sprawling shrub 

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Geographical Origin: 

China (Yunnan, SW Sichuan) 

 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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