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Description of Rhododendron fortunei ssp. fortunei

R. fortunei 
Photo by: Boris Bauer

Predominant Flower Color: 

White, Pink, Lavender 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Openly to funnel campanulate, pale lavender or pale pink to white, fragrant. Truss holds 5-12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Midseason to Late Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F (-23C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves obovate, up to 7" long, petiole purplish. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Plant Habit: 

Upright and rigid small tree 

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Geographical Origin: 

China (Sichuan, Guangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, Anhui, Zhejiang) 

 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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