Rhododendron

Rhododendron hybrids

The national flower of Nepal

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  • Flower name
    Rhododendron
  • Scientific name
    Rhododendron hybrids
  • Alias石楠花, ロードデンドロン, Rhododendron, セイヨウシャクナゲ, 西洋石楠花
  • Place of originThe northern hemisphere
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Garden, Botanical Gardens, Park, Streets, Planting
  • Flowering seasonApril, May
  • Language of flowersSolemn

What is Rhododendron

Rhododendron hybrids are native to the Northern Hemisphere, and are shrubs of hardy evergreen broad-leaved trees of the Azalea Azalea. I put a flower similar to azalea around the branch to a spherical shape. The leaves are shiny, rounded and elongated, and they come round. It is used for street trees and others. It is said to be a prefectural flower in Fukushima prefecture and Shiga prefecture, and Laligrass (scientific name: Rhododendron arboreum) is regarded as the national flower of Nepal. It is treated as a poisonous plant because the leaves contain load toxin and become toxin poison.There are several flower language. Here we will pick up "solemnity". Because the original species of it was native to alpine zones such as Himalayas, it was attached from glamor and divinity.

Common name: Rhododendron hybrids, Rhododendron hybrids,Rhododendron arboreum :the national flower of Nepal, Origin: Northern Hemisphere, Living type: hardwood evergreen broad-leaved shrub, height: 50 to 180 cm, Leaf height: 15 cm, leaf width: 2 cm, leaf order: alternate in ringy state, alternate leaf shape: long elliptical shape or inverted needle shape, leafy: thick with cortex, leaves margin: all edges, leaf color: green, blooming Period: April to May, rhetorical inflorescence, corolla: a funnel-shaped bell shape, placing 5 to 12 small flowers of 4 to 5 cm with 5 to 8 tips at the tip side, stamens: many, ovary: many, flower color : Purple, White, Peach, Yellow, Red, Flower petal diameter: 4 to 5 cm.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Rhododendron
  • Species
    R. hybrids
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeHardy Broadleaf evergreen shrubs
  • Flower colorsRed White Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 180.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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