Rhododendron exasperatum Tagg

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Shrub or small tree, 2-5 m; bark smooth, reddish brown; young shoots and petioles densely covered with gland-tipped bristles. Leaves 11-13.5 x 6-7.5 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex and base rounded, upper surface with impressed veins, lower surface with gland-tipped stiff hairs or bristles. Flowers 10-15, in a dense truss, brick-red, with darker nectar pouches, tubular-campanulate, 35-45 mm; ovary densely stalked-glandular, style glabrous. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Myanmar Upper Burma China Tibet India NE

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)

A rare species that is difficult to cultivate. The newly flushed leaves are an attractive plum purple colour. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


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