What is Rhododendron dilatatum
Rhododendoron dilatatum or Mitsuba tsutsuji (scientific name: Rhododendoron dilatatum) is a deciduous broad-leaved shrub of the family native to Japan.
It grows naturally on the Pacific side of Kanto and Kinki.
It is characterized by three rhombus-shaped, broad-oval-shaped green leaves attached to the tips of branches in a ring.
The branches are thin and grow smoothly upward. It flowers before the leaves appear.
From mid-March to mid-April, it produces red-purple, peach and white flowers with a diameter of 3-4 cm.
Basic Data on Rhododendoron dilatatum.
Generic name: Rhododendron dilatatatum, Scientific name: Rhododendoron dilatatatum
Place of origin: Pacific side of Kanto to Kinki, Japan; environment: thickets,
Living type: deciduous broad-leaved shrub; height: 100-300 cm,
Leaf shape: rhomboid, broad-ovate; leaf color: green; petiole: 3-lobed; leaf margin: wavy at all margins
Flower diameter: 3 to 4 cm; color: reddish purple, peach, white; flowering period: mid-March to mid-April,number of stamens: 5.
Use: Garden trees, potted plants.