Rhododendron makinoiRhododendron makinoi

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Rhododendron makinoi
  • PRONUNCIATION:
    ro-do-DEN-drun MACK-kin-oy
  • COMMON NAME: Makino Rhododendron
  • FAMILY: Ericaceae
  • NATIVITY: Japan
  • GROWTH HABIT: Rounded shrub.
  • SIZE: 4 - 6'
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 8
  • CULTURE: Partial shade, moist, highly organic, acidic soil.
    Conditions typical of most rhododendrons.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Specimen plant and rock gardens. Grown as much for foliage as flower.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, lanceolate, entire, 2 3/4 - 6" long. The underside
    of the leaf is densely tomentosely pubescent. There is, quite possibly, enough
    fiber on each leaf to spin a skein of yarn!
  • BUDS:
  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS: In terminal trusses. Individual flowers are campanulate, pink and about 2".
    Flowers in May - June.
  • FRUIT: Capsule.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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