Rhododendron saxicolum Sleumer

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Shrub, 3-6m; young shoots at first covered with adpressed red-brown bristles, soon glabrescent. Leaves of two kinds; spring leaves deciduous, 4-7.5 x 2-3.5cm, ovate to ovate-oblong, apex acuminate, upper surface glabrescent, lower surface with scattered bristles that persist on the lamina; summer leaves persistent, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1cm; petioles densely covered with adpressed bristles. Pedicels densely covered with rufous bristles. Flowers 3-4(-5) per inflorescence; calyx c.2mm; corolla white tinged rose, funnel-shaped, 15-20mm; stamens 5; ovary densely covered with rufous bristles, style hairy at base.

Season March-April.

Distribution Vietnam.

Habitat 400-1,800m.

RHS Hardiness H3?.

Seed of this species has been recently introduced from the wild. Its performance in cultivation is not yet known.


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