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More Information: Rhododendron hirtipes

R. 'hirtipes' 
Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink, White

Flower/Truss Description:  Campanulate, pale to deep pink to white, sometimes flushed or spotted purple. Truss usually has 3-4 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description:  Leaves broadly obovate to oblong oval, up to 5" long, sparse indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Upright bushy shrub

Height:  5  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Selensia

Geographical Origin:  China (SE Tibet)

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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