Rhododendron 'ponticum'

Photo: 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. 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Late 

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, up to 7" long, glabrous. 

Plant Habit: 

Dense to leggy shrub 

Height in 10 Yrs: 

4 ft 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

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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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