Rhododendron 'protistum'

Photo: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

Pink, Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Oblique campanulate, pale rose to crimson-purple, fading paler, may have small blotch. Truss holds 20-30 flowers. 

Bloom Time: 

Very Early to Early 

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 22" long, lower surface glabrous in juvenile state, developing buff indumentum as plant matures. 

Plant Habit: 

Ultimately a tree to 90' tall 

Height in 10 Yrs: 

6 ft 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

20F  (-7C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

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Geographical Origin: 

India (Arunachal Pradesh), N Burma, China (S Tibet, NW Yunnan), N Vietnam 

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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