Photo by: Eleanor Philp
Predominant Flower Color: White, Pink, Yellow, Purple
Flower/Truss Description: Rotate-campanulate, white, pink, yellow, red, or purple, often spotted darker. Inflorescence 1-3 flowered.
Foliage Description: Leaves narrowly elliptic to obovate, up to 1½" long.
Plant Habit: Low and compact to upright and leggy shrub
Height: 2 feet in 10 years.
Cold Hardiness Temp: -5°F (
Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): L
Sub Genus: Rhododendron
Sub Section: Lepidota
Geographical Origin: India (Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Bhutan, China (S Tibet, NW Yunnan), N Burma