Rhododendron 'russatum'

 
Photo: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color: 

Purple, Lavender 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Broadly funnel-shaped, deep indigo-purple to pinkish lavender. Truss holds 4-6 flowers. 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, up to 1" long. 

Plant Habit: 

Low and compact to tall and straggly shrub 

Height in 10 Yrs: 

3 ft 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-10F  (-23C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Rhododendron 

Section: 

Rhododendron 

Sub Section: 

Lapponica 

Geographical Origin: 

China (N 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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