Rhododendron 'Hinode Giri' (aka 'Hinodegiri')
Hinode Giri Azalea
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, an azalea, 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m), fairly compact. Leaves alternate, simple, small "azalea" type, up to 1.6 cm long, light glossy green, may turn wine red in fall and winter. Flowers abundant, single, vivid purplish red (58B), 2.5 cm wide, slender tube.
- Half to full sun; larger and less hardy than the more common 'Hino Crimson', (Dirr, 1990, p. 738)
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 A Kurume evergeen azalea developed in Japan and imported about 1919 by E.H. Wilson. Number 42 ('Red Hussar') of the fifty Kurume selections importered by Wilson (i.e., Wilson's Fifty).