These plants have a distinctly different, almost primeval quality. R. arboreum ssp. arboreum has red flowers (occasionally white or pink) and elliptic leaves up to seven and a half inches long. The leaves have a silvery white fuzzy indumentum on the undersides. Grows to six feet in 10 years. Blooms in early spring. From India, Nepal and Bhutan.
Common Name: Rhododendron
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests and shrubberies with Pieris ovalifolia and Quercus incana, 1500-3600m from Pakistan to S.E. Tibet in the Himalayas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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