Rhododendron keiskei

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    Rhododendron keiskei @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Rhododendron keiskei @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Rhododendron keiskei
Formal Name
Rhododendron keiskei
Alias
Habitat
Japan
Morph

Comment

What is Rhododendron keiskei

Rhododendron keiskei or Hikage azalea (scientific name: Rhododendron keiskei) is an endemic Japanese species, evergreen broadleaf shrub of the family Ericaceae. It grows naturally in mountainous areas and rocky areas of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu of Japan. The tree height is about 100 ~ 120 cm. Leaves are green, oblong and attached to each other in pairs. Two to three light yellow flowers similar to light yellow rhododendrons will bloom from April to May. Flower diameter is 3 to 4 cm and it splits 5. Uses are plants and potted plants.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Rhododendron
Species
R. keiskei
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Botanic gardenLow mountainparkRiver pond
Color
Cream
Season
AprMay
Height
100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 4

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