Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
AM 1924 Kew, 1935 Kew (both to the species),AGM (1993) 2012 (to the clone)
Height: shrub 1.5 - 2m.
10 year height/spread: 1m/0.8m.
Flowers: rose (the clone).
Introduced: 1882 by Bretscheider from Beijing.
Distribution: SE Siberia, N China, Mongolia, Korea & Japan. 300m-
Recognise by: fully deciduous habit; straggly growth; early flowers.
Epithet: with a small point.
Straggly - benefits from pruning when young. A great harbinger of spring with its cloud of pink flowers.
Rhododendron mucronulatum Var. chejuense
Height: shrub 0.5 - 1m.
Flowers: Range from pink to purple and the autumn colour is often good.
Introduced: 1976, 1982.
Distribution: Cheju Island, Korea.
This variety has recently been described to distinguish a stable, isolated, low growing
population from Cheju Island.
Valley Gardens, Windsor
Photo: John McQuire
Photo: Charlotte Jacobson, Renaix, Belgium
Autumn: Charlotte Jacobson