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More Information: Rhododendron niveum


R. 'niveum' 
  Photo by: Kenneth Cox

Predominant Flower Color:  Lavender

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular-campanulate, deep magenta to deep lilac, with darker nectar pouches. Ball-shaped truss holds 15-20 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, up to 6" long, compacted fawn indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Multi-stemmed tree

Height:  5 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  5F  ( -15C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Arborea

Geographical Origin:  India (Sikkim), Bhutan

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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