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More Information: Rhododendron haematodes ssp. haematodes

R. 'haematodes' 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular campanulate, scarlet to crimson, fleshy. Lax truss holds 4-12 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves obovate to oblong, up to 4" long, fawn to red brown indumentum, young shoots tomentose.

Plant Habit:  Low shrub, dense and compact

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Neriiflora

Geographical Origin:  China (W Yunnan)

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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