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More Information: 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

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

Plant Habit:  Ultimately a tree to 90' tall

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  20F  ( -7C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Grandia

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

Glossary of plant description terminology.
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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