Rhododendron aureum Georgi

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'Rhododendron aureum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-aureum/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

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'Rhododendron aureum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-aureum/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Dwarf shrub, 0.2-1 m; young shoots more or less glabrous; bud scales usually persistent. Leaves 2.5-15.5 x 1.2-7 cm, ovate to broadly elliptic, apex rounded, upper and lower surface glabrous when mature. Flowers 5-8, in a lax truss; calyx 2-3 mm; corolla yellow, usually with a least a few flecks, broadly campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 25-30 mm; ovary rufous-tomentose. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

 

Distribution  China Jilin JapanRussia E

Habitat 1,500-2,700 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Least concern (LC)


var. aureum

Leaves 2.5-6.5 cm; bud scales persistent. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


var. hypopitys (Pojarkova) D.F. Chamb.

Leaves 9-15.5cm; bud scales usually deciduous. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

The status of var. hypopitys is uncertain as it may be no more than a shade form of var. aureum. A difficult species in cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)