Rhododendron arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum var. roseum
rho-do-DEN-dron ar-BO-ree-um kin-a-mo-me-us ro-ZE-um
- Similar to R. arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum, but the flowers "are rose or deep pink, with deeper colored spots" (Greer, 1996) or "usually red tinged" (RHS Dic. Gardening). However, a white flowered selection is also sold under this name and probably the selection shown here. The under surface of leaves have a 1-layered compacted indumentum, off-white to light brown (fawn).
- -0o F, early; quality rating: 3/4/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Native to Himalaya, the reddish form was discovered in Nepal in 1820.
- roseum: with rose flowers.
- Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species and Botanical Garden.