This early-blooming species has tubular bell-shaped, deep red to crimson-scarlet flowers with dark red nectar pouches. The flat truss has 8-12 flowers. The leaves are elliptic to oblanceolate and are up to seven inches long often with recurved and bristly leaf edges. From northeastern Yunnan and Sichuan, China.
Common Name: Rhododendron
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Thickets and on open slopes and cliffs from 7000 to 11000 ft.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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