Rhododendron semnoides Tagg & Forrest

TSO logo

Sponsor

Kindly sponsored by Peter Norris, enabling the use of The Rhododendron Handbook 1998

Credits

New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Rhododendron semnoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-semnoides/). Accessed 2020-01-20.

Genus

Other species in genus

Glossary

hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

References

There are currently no active references in this article.

Credits

New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Rhododendron semnoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-semnoides/). Accessed 2020-01-20.

Shrub, 4-6m; bark rough. Leaves up to 24 x 11.5cm, obovate-lanceolate, upper surface reticulate, lower surface covered with a two-layered undumentum, the upper layer loosely tomentose, whitish to buff, composed of strongly fimbriate, narrowly cup-shaped hairs, the lower compacted; petioles more or less flattened. Flowers c.15, in a dense truss, white flushed rose, obliquely campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 40-50mm; stamens 16; ovary densely brownish-tomentose.

Season March-April.

Distribution China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan).

Habitat 3,700-4,000m.

RHS Hardiness H3-4a.

R. semnoides may have been derived as a hybrid between R. praestans and R. arizelum; plants in the wild presumed to be of that parentage are a good match.


Feedback

A site produced by the International Dendrology Society.

For copyright and licence information, see the Licence page.

To contact the editors: info@treesandshrubsonline.org.