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Description of Rhododendron protistum

R. protistum 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Oblique campanulate, pale rose to crimson-purple, fading paler, may have small blotch. Truss holds 20-30 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Very Early to Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

20F (-7C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 22" long, lower surface glabrous in juvenile state, developing buff indumentum as plant matures. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Ultimately a tree to 90' tall 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Grandia 

Geographical Origin: 

India (Arunachal Pradesh), N Burma, China (S Tibet, NW Yunnan), N Vietnam 

 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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