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Description of Rhododendron hemsleyanum

R. hemsleyanum 
Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely campanulate, white, sometimes tinged pink, usually with a yellowish-green throat, fragrant. Held in truss of 5-10 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes  

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F (-18C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate to ovate elliptic, up to 10" long, with cordate base and wavy margins 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Large upright shrub or small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

China (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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