Rhododendron tsariense Cowan

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Shrub, 1-3m. Leaves coriaceous, 3.5-5.5 x 1.5-3cm, obovate to oblong, apex bluntly apiculate to acute, lower surface covered with a dense reddish brown or pale fawn tomentum composed of ramiform hairs. Flowers 3-5, in a lax truss, cream, with a pink flush or white to pale pink, open-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 25-35mm; ovary densely tomentose, style glabrous.

Season March-May.

Distribution NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (S Tibet), ?E Bhutan.

Habitat 3,500-4,500m.

RHS Hardiness H4a.


var. trimoense Davidian

Leaves with a whitish to pale fawn indumentum beneath.

var. tsariense

Leaves with a reddish brown indumentum beneath.

Awards AM 1964 (Maj. Gen. and Mrs E.G.W.W. Harrison, Tremeer, Cornwall) to a clone ‘Yum-Yum’; flowers white flushed Phlox Pink, with Carmine buds.

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