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Description of Rhododendron alutaceum var. alutaceum

R. alutaceum 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Funnel-campanulate, white, sometimes flushed pink to lilac, spotted crimson. Inflorescence 10-20 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F (-21C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 2" to 7" long, with continuous tan indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Compact shrub or small tree. 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Taliensia 

Geographical Origin: 

China (SE Tibet, W Yunnan, NW Yunnan, 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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