Rhododendron 'rubiginosum'

Photo: Steve Henning

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

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

Plant Habit: 

Erect to spreading, well-branched shrub 

Height in 10 Yrs: 

6 ft 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

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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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