Rhododendron thomsonii ssp. thomsonii

R. thomsonii 
Photo source: Jens Birck

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Campanulate, crimson to deep wine-red, fleshy, calyx conspicuous. Lax truss holds 3-12 flowers. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

5F (-15C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves orbicular or ovate to elliptic, 2" to 4" long. 

Plant Habit: 

Upright shrub or small tree 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Thomsonia 

Geographical Origin: 

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

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


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