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Rhododendron makinoi

Makino Rhododendron

Pronunciation
ro-do-DEN-drun MACK-kin-oy
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Japan

Growth Habit

Rounded shrub.

Hardiness
6
Culture

Partial shade, moist, highly organic, acidic soil.

Landscape Use

Specimen plant and rock gardens. Grown as much for foliage as flower.

Foliage

Alternate, lanceolate, entire, 2.75 to 6 inches 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!

Flower

In terminal trusses. Individual flowers are campanulate, pink and about 2 inches. Flowers in May - June.

Fruit

Capsule

Propagation

Seed, cuttings.

Pests
None serious

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