Rhododendron longipes Rehder & E.H.Wilson

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'Rhododendron longipes' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-longipes/). Accessed 2021-08-03.

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'Rhododendron longipes' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-longipes/). Accessed 2021-08-03.

Shrub or small tree, 1-10 m; young shoots pubescent. Leaves 5-11 x 1.5-3 cm, oblanceolate, apex cuspidate, lower surface covered with a felted to compacted fawn or brownish indumentum that is intermixed with a few glands. Flowers 8-15, in a lax truss; calyx 1-2 mm; corolla pinkish to pale purple, with darker flecks, funnel-campanulate, 30-35 mm; ovary rufous-tomentose and glandular, style glabrous. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China Sichuan, Guizhou

Habitat 2,000-2,900 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

This species has only recently been introduced into cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)