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More Information: Rhododendron sanguineum ssp. sanguineum var. sanguineum

R. 'sanguineum' 
  Photo by: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac76-17)

Predominant Flower Color:  Red, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular campanulate, bright crimson to pink, prominent calyx. Inflorescence 3-6 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason to Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 3" long, thin, compacted silvery to gray indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Rounded low shrub, sometimes leggy in shade

Height:  3 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Neriiflora

Geographical Origin:  China (NW Yunnan, SE Tibet)

Glossary of plant description terminology.
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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