- Flower nameHinode kirishima
- Scientific nameRhododendron obtusum cv. hinodekirishima
- Place of originhorticultural variety
- Place of floweringGarden, Park, Bonsai
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Hinode kirishima
Hinode kirishima (scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum cv. Hinodekirishima) is a horticultural variety of the evergreen broad-leafed shrub "Rhododendron obtusum or kirishima azalea" in the family Ericaceae. It is an Edo-Kirishima type of azalea with dense, horizontal branches that bloom densely, and is resistant to trimming. The flowers are dark pink to bright red, single-petaled, round and slightly thick. This variety originated at 'Hinode en' in the Edo period and was exported overseas in the Taisho period.
Common name: Hinode kirishima, scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum cv. Hinodekirishima, height: 1-1.5 m, life type: evergreen broad-leaved shrub, leaf quality: glossy + rounded + thick, leaf length: 2 cm, leaf width: 1 cm, Leaf Shape: Oval, Leaf Color: Green to Red (Autumn), Flower Color: Bright Red, Flowering: Single, Uses: Park Tree, Park Tree, Hedge.