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'Rhododendron carneum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Shrub, to 1 m; young shoots lacking setae. Leaves 5-11 x 3-4 cm, usually narrowly elliptic, apex acute, margin not ciliate, upper surface with impressed midrib, lower surface with scales their own diameter apart. Flowers 2-4, in a loose terminal inflorescence, slightly scented; calyx unequally lobed; corolla pink, funnel-shaped, 40-50 mm, outer surface scaly throughout, pubescent at base; stamens 10; ovary densely scaly, tapering into the scaly style. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution This species is only known in cultivation.
RHS Hardiness Rating H3
Awards AM 1927 (L. de Rothschild, Exbury); flowers Magenta Rose.
This distinctive species is of uncertain provenance; it is generally grown under glass. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)