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Rhododendron strigillosum


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

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

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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