Flower Database

Rhododendron dilatatum

Basic information
Flower Name
Rhododendron dilatatum
Formal Name
Rhododendoron dilatatum
Alias
三葉躑躅
Habitat
the Pacific side of Kinki from Kanto, Japan
Morph
Deciduous broad-leaved shrub
Comment
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

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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.
Detailed information
Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Rhododendron
Species
R. dilatatum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Urn
Leaf type
Rhomboid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden Botanic garden Low mountain
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
Mar Apr
Height
100  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 4