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More Information: Rhododendron rubiginosum

R. 'rubiginosum' 
  Photo by: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Openly funnel-shaped, pale to deep pink, lavender-pink, or near-white flushed pink or purple with purple, brown or red blotch or spots. Truss holds typically 4-8 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, up to 4" long, lower surface rusty to dark brown.

Plant Habit:  Erect to spreading, well-branched shrub

Height:  6 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Sub Genus:  Rhododendron

Section:  Rhododendron

Sub Section:  Heliolepida

Geographical Origin:  NE Burma, China (SE Tibet, Yunnan, SW Sichuan)

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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