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Japanese azalea [Rhododendron japonicum Suringer]

  • Flower
    Flower
  • Leaf
    Leaf

Explanations

Origin
This group is beginning of R. japonicum native to Japan .
Characteristics
Shrub, to 3m. Inflorescence 5-10-flowered. Corolla diameter 5-6cm. Flower colors scarlet, orange, yellow, and reddish yellow. Leaves thin, oblanceolate, 5-10×1.5-3cm, deciduous, both surface sparsely strigose.
R. japonicum grows on wet grass or marsh, so it is strong to wet hardness.
Uses
garden
References
Gardenlife 1976,"Tsutsusi sonosyurui to saibai" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1978,"Yasei no Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1979,"Nippon no Engei Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1985,tsuukan205 pp.103-106 (in Japanese)
Matsuo,T 1989,"Collected Data of Plant Genetic Resources" Koudansya scientific (in Japanese)