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More Information: Rhododendron 'Wissahickon'


R. 'Wissahickon' 
  Photo: Peter Norris

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 3⅛" across, purplish-red with pink throat and faint brownish-green spots. Held in ball-shaped truss with 16 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 3" to 4" long, semi-glossy, yellowish-green, retained 2 years. Open, leggy habit. Sun tolerant.

Height:  5 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):  unknown x unknown

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridized or Selected by:  Dexter

Registration Reference:  ARS 971

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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