R. forrestii var. repens hybrid 'Elviira'


forrestii var. repens hybrid 'Elviira'

Parentage: brachycarpum ssp. tigerstedtii x (forrestii var. repens hybrid), Marjatta Uosukainen / Arboretum Mustila, Finland
Habit: Dense, well branching compact habit. Grows wider than tall, height less than 1 m in ten years.
Flowers: Deep red flowers with faint dark spotting. Flower size 3.5 to 5 cm.
Leaves: Bright deep green, slightly curved leaves are heavily textured. Size 4.5 to 7 cm long.
Cold Hardiness: -29F, -34C Needs protection from the early spring sun.

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