Rhododendron griffithianum

R. griffithianum 
Photo source: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color: 

White 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Widely campanulate, white sometimes tinged pink, sometimes fragrant. Truss holds 3-6 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

Yes sometimes 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F (-9C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves oblong elliptic to oblong ovate, up to 12" long, glabrous. 

Plant Habit: 

Often sparse shrub or small tree 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fortunea 

Geographical Origin: 

E Nepal, India (Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan 

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate
and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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