Rhododendron arboreum ssp. zeylanicum

R. arboreum 
Photo source: Hank Helm

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, crimson to pink, fleshy. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Late Midseason to Very Late 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

10F (-12C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate to elliptic, up to 4" long, impressed veins (bullate), brownish indumentum. 

Plant Habit: 

Single or multi-trunked tree 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Hymenanthes 

Section: 

Ponticum 

Sub Section: 

Arborea 

Geographical Origin: 

Sri Lanka 

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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