Flower NameJapanese azalea
Formal NameRhododendron molle subsp. japonicum
Alias蓮華躑躅, 鬼躑躅, Japanese azalea
Morphcold-resistant deciduous shrub
Japanese azalea (Scientific name:Rhododendron molle subsp. japonicum) is native to Japan and is a cold-resistant deciduous shrub of the family Ericaceae. It grows wild on plateaus and grasslands. It does not like the heat and humidity, it prefers a cool and sunny environment. The largest flower blooms in the moss found in Japan. At spring to rainy season, several scarlet five-petaled flowers are brought together in a large flower at the branch tip. There is honey in the flowers. The fruit that comes after the flower is a long spherical fruit with strong hair. There are fine hairs on the leaf edge. It is not suitable for cultivation in places where summer summer sun falls. The flower name is based on the resemblance of a rose like a lotus flower. There is a convulsive poison that causes respiratory arrest in the whole tree. As it is toxic even if it eats livestock such as horses and cows, it is also known as horse azalea. Lotus flower buds include yellow flower buds that bloom yellow flowers and white flower varieties grown from lotus flower buds.
Common name: Japanese azalea, Scientific name: Rhododendron molle subsp. japonicum, Place of Origin: Japan, Habitat distribution: Southern Hokkaido to Kyushu, Environment: grassland, Tree height: 1 to 3 m, Living type: Deciduous Shrub, Phylogeny: Reciprocal, Leaf Length: 5 to 12 cm, Leaf Shape: Falling Needle, Flowering stage: April to June, flower shape: funnel-shaped, with 5 tips at the tip, flower color: reddish red, yellow, white, flower diameter: 5 to 6 cm, fruiting stage: October to November, fruit: Spheroid fruit, Usage: Garden trees, flowers, Caution: Toxic plants.
SpeciesR. molle subsp. japonicum
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeGarden Botanic garden
ColorRed, Yellow, White
SeasonApr May Jun
Height100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter5 ~ 6