ARS Logo

 

Description of Rhododendron fulgens

R. fulgens 
Photo by: William Spohn

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

 Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, scarlet to deep blood red. Ball-shaped truss has 8-14 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No  

Bloom Time: 

Early 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves broadly ovate to obovate, up to 5" long, thick fawn to tawny indumentum. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

 

Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact shrub to small tree 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Fulgensia 

Geographical Origin: 

India (Sikkim, Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Bhutan, China (S Tibet) 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.


American Rhododendron Society
Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail: lauragrant@arsoffice.org
1998-2014, ARS, All rights reserved.