Rhododendron simsii

R. simsii 
Photo source: Rhododendron Species Foundation (ac83-94)

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red, Pink 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Broadly funnel shaped, various shades of red or pink, spotted. Inflorescence 2-6 flowered. 

Fragrant: 

No 

Bloom Time: 

Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

15F (-9C)

Foliage Description: 

Leaves ovate-lanceolate to linear-elliptic; spring leaves deciduous, up to 2"; summer leaves persistent, up to ". 

Plant Habit: 

Much-branched shrub, sometimes straggly 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

Sub Genus: 

Tsutsusi 

Section: 

Tsutsusi 

Sub Section: 

 

Geographical Origin: 

NE Burma, China, Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, S Japan 

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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