Rhododendron fulgens

R. fulgens 
Photo source: William Spohn

Predominant Flower Color: 

Red 

Flower / Truss Description: 

Tubular campanulate, scarlet to deep vivid 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. 

Plant Habit: 

Fairly compact shrub to small tree 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 

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 weather and growing conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


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