- BOTANICAL NAME: Rhododendron makinoi
- 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!
- FLOWERS: In terminal trusses. Individual flowers are campanulate, pink and about 2".
Flowers in May - June.
- FRUIT: Capsule.
- PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
- PESTS: None serious.