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More Information: Rhododendron ponticum

R. 'ponticum' 
  Photo by: Hans Eiberg

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple, Lavender

Flower/Truss Description:  Campanulate, pale to deep lilac-pink to purple, usually spotted greenish yellow. Truss holds 6-20 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Late Midseason to Late

Foliage Description:  Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, up to 7" long, glabrous.

Plant Habit:  Dense to leggy shrub

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -5F  ( -21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Pontica

Geographical Origin:  N Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon, Europe (Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria)

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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