Rhododendron pulchrum • Azalea

Rhododendron  • Rhododendron / Azalea •  シャクナゲ / ツツジ  • 石楠花 / 躑躅  • shakunage / tsutsuji

In the area I, next to a small rh. ‘Sylvester’:

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SJG • 5/6/12 – Rhododendron pulchrum, azalea; Area I – the pale pink on the right

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SJG • 5/6/12 – Rhododendron pulchrum, azalea. FLOWERS

From Learn2growWhat better word than simple pretty to describe the springtime’s fuchsia flowers on the pretty rhododendron? Not known to exist in the wild, often this species is listed as native to China although a man-made hybrid of Rhododendron indicum and Rhododendron ledifolium. New leaves emerge in spring to make a dense mass of kelly green. Then fuchsia or violet-rose flowers with red flecks appear in mid- to late spring. Each truss has one to five flowers that are broadly opening funnels. Leaves partially drop away in winter’s cold. […]

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