Rhododendron arizelum
Falconera section
Epithet: Notable
AM 1963 Brodick
Height: 2 - 8m
10 year height/spread: 2m/3m
Flowers: shades of cream and rose pink, occasionally apricot or bicoloured.
Introduced: 1917 Forrest from W.Yunnan, recently collected (1992).
Distribution: W.Yunnan, S.E. Tibet, Burma, Arunachal Pradesh
Recognise by: non winged petiole. Brown indumentum. Shiny not very rugulose leaves
(usually). Flowers fade to cream.

Location: Wakehurst Place, Sussex, April 1984
Photo: Mike Robinson

arizelum var. rubicosum
Location: Main Rhododendron Competition, April 2002
Photo: Chris Callard

Location: nr Sheffield, Mar 2011
Photo: Sam Copnell