- Flower nameRhododendron degronianum
- Scientific nameRhododendron degronianum
- Alias東石楠花, Rhododendron degronianum
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Rhododendron degronianum
Rhododendron degronianum or Azuma shakunage (scientific name: Rhodododendron degronianum) is a mountainous to subalpine evergreen shrub in the amily Ericaceae , native to Japan. It is found in low to subalpine mountains and forests from 1,500 to 2,500 m in the northeastern and central regions of Honshu. In late spring and early summer, it produces a funnel-bell-shaped, five-segmented, reddish-purple flowers.
Generic name: ARhododendron degronianum, (scientific name: Rhododendron degronianum, aka: Azuma shakunage (Japanese), Place of origin: Japan
Tree height: 2 to 4 m, Petiole: alternate, leaf shape: oblong, flowering season: May-June, Inflorescence:Raceme , ornamentals, Crown shape: funnel-shaped bell with 5 lobes at the tip; flower color: reddish purple, Flower diameter: 4 to 6 cm, Number of stamens: 5.