Kurume azalea

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    Kurume azalea @ Hamanako Garden Park(Pacific Flora 2004)

Basic information

Flower Name
Kurume azalea
Formal Name
Rhododendron obtusum var. sakamotoi
Alias
Habitat
Japan
Morph
semi-evergreen shrub

Comment

What is Kurume azalea

Kurume azalea (scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum var. sakamotoi) is an improved version of the Japanese azalea.
It was created by the Kurume clan in the Edo period and is still made in Kurume today. It is an early bloomer of the azalea family.

General name: Kurume azalea, scientific name: scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum var. sakamotoi,
Additional name: Kirishima tsutsuji,Kirishima azarea,Kurume tsutsuji,
Place of origin: Japan, tree height 1-1.5 m, life type: semi-evergreen shrub, leaf height 2 to 3 cm.
Radiating symmetry; joint florals; diameter: 2 - 4 cm; shape: funnel-shaped with 5 lobes; flowering season: April - May;
flower color: red, white, peach, purple, Flower form: single-petal, double-petal,
fruiting type: capsule, capsule, use: street trees, parks, gardens.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Rhododendron
Species
R. obtusum var. sakamotoi
Flower language
Self-control ()
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Color
Red, Pink, Violet, White
Season
AprMay
Height
100 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 4

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