Rhododendron arboreum
ssp. delavayi var. delavayi
Arborea subsection
H3
FCC 1936
Height: 1 - 12m.
10 year height/spread: 2.5m/1.5m.
Flowers: deep crimson, crimson or scarlet, 5 nectar pouches.
March May.
Leaves: rugose, indumentum usually woolly fawn or brown
Introduced: 1884 to France.
Recognise by: the arboreum type leaves and the woolly indumentum and the usually red flowers.
Less hardy than most forms of arboreum but the warmer winters make it possible to grow in many areas.
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