Rhododendron • シャクナゲ • 石楠花 • shakunage
Area G lists 2 of them, but went I went to look at them I found 4 very similar ones; our Plant List doesn’t list any other red rhodies in this area. Now, that I have a description (below) I’ll go back to determine which of them are the ‘Trilbies’ – will look for black blotch and red first year stems. Last year Kathy and I identified the one behind rh. luteum to be “trilby’, so this is what the picture below is of; if I find out more about the other two, will post more info.
From Learn2Grow: […] Combining good cold-hardiness and showy mid- to late-spring bloom, this hybrid rhododendron bears spherical clusters of deep crimson flowers. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have a small black blotch on their upper lobe. The open upright medium-sized plants have bright red first-year stems and large elliptic grayish-green leaves. […]