- Flower nameRhododendron eriocarpum
- Scientific nameRhododendron eriocarpum
- Place of origin
- Place of floweringGarden, Low mountains, Sub-alpine, Specific area
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Rhododendron eriocarpum
Rhododendron eriocarpum or commonly called Marba-satsuki(Japanese) (scientific name: Rhododendron eriocarpum) is a cold-resistant evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae. It grows naturally on lava plateaus and rocky coastal areas from southern Kyushu to the Ryukyu Islands. Its other name, "Kaimon satsuki (satsuki azalea)", is derived from the fact that it grows naturally on Mt. Kaimon dake. The shrub height is 50 to 150 cm. The leaves are more rounded than those of the common satsuki (scientific name: Rhododendron indicum). The flowers bloom from May to June and are small, 3 to 5 cm in diameter. The name of the flower comes from the rounded leaves of the satsuki. It is considered to be the original species of the garden satsuki.
Common name: Rhododendron eriocarpum, Scientific name: Rhododendron eriocarpum, aka: maruba-satsuki, Kaimon satsuki, Life form: semi-evergreen shrub, shrub height: 0.5-1.5m, Bark: grayish brown, Life form: evergreen shrub, Leaf shape leaf: oblong-oval, leaf length: 1-4 cm, leaf width: 0.5-2.5 cm, inflorescence: alternate, bisexual, weakly symmetrical flowers, joint corolla, corolla shape: funnel-shaped with 4-5 lobes, flower color: light pink, flower diameter: 3-5 cm, flowering season: May-June.
Relation between satsuki flower diameter and large/small flowers
Diameter: Small -sized flowers: 5 cm or smaller, Medium-sized flowers: 5.1 to 7 cm, Large flowers: 7.1 to 10 cm, Exlarge flowers: 10.1 to 12 cm, Giant flowers: 12.1 cm or larger.