Rhododendron tsariense Cowan

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Shrub, 1-3 m. Leaves coriaceous, 3.5-5.5 x 1.5-3 cm, obovate to oblong, apex bluntly apiculate to acute, lower surface covered with a dense reddish brown or pale fawn tomentum composed of ramiform hairs. Flowers 3-5, in a lax truss, cream, with a pink flush or white to pale pink, open-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 25-35 mm; ovary densely tomentose, style glabrous. Flowering March-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

 

Distribution  Bhutan ?E China S Tibet India Arunachal Pradesh

Habitat 3,500-4,500 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)


var. trimoense Davidian

Leaves with a whitish to pale fawn indumentum beneath.


var. tsariense

Leaves with a reddish brown indumentum beneath.

Awards AM 1964 (Maj. Gen. and Mrs E.G.W.W. Harrison, Tremeer, Cornwall) to a clone ‘Yum-Yum’; flowers white flushed Phlox Pink, with Carmine buds.