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More Information: Rhododendron kaempferi

R. 'kaempferi' 
  Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Red, Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Funnel shaped, salmon-red, rosy-red, pink, white.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage / Habit Description:  Leaves lanceolate to elliptic; spring leaves deciduous, to 2", summer leaves persistent, to ". Upright, well branched.

Deciduous or Evergreen:   Evergreen

Height:  4 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Sub Genus:  Tsutsusi

Section:  Tsutsusi

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Geographical Origin:  Japan (Hokkaido to Yakushima)

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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