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More Information: Rhododendron arboreum ssp. delavayi


R. 'arboreum' 
Photo by: Eleanor Philp

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Tubular campanulate, deep red to carmine.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Very Early to Early Midseason

Foliage Description:  Leaves ovate to elliptic, up to 6" long, fawn to white indumentum.

Plant Habit:  Single or multi-trunked tree

Height:  6  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  10F  ( -12C)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Sub Genus:  Hymenanthes

Section:  Ponticum

Sub Section:  Arborea

Geographical Origin:  India (Arunachal Pradesh), Burma, Thailand, China (Yunnan, Guizhou)

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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