Rhododendron hongkongense Hutch.

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Shrub, to 5 m. Leaves 3-6.5 x 1.5-3.5 cm, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apex blunt or notched. Flowers slightly scented, single, borne laterally below vegetative buds, white with purple spots on upper lobes, rotate, tube short, lobes spreading, c.50 mm across; stamens 5. Flowering March-April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China S (Hong Kong, Guangdong)

Habitat c.1,000 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H2

Conservation status Data deficient (DD)

Closely allied to R. ovatum and only doubtfully distinct. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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