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'Rhododendron tsusiophyllum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Dwarf shrub, to c.0.3 m; young shoots covered with adpressed flattened bristles. Leaves of one kind, 1-1.2 x 0.5-0.7 cm, obovate, apex acute, upper surface glabrous when mature, lower surface with a few bristles on the midrib, otherwise glabrous; petioles covered with bristles. Pedicels apparently hairy. Flowers 1-4 per inflorescence; calyx minute; corolla pink in bud, fading to white, tubular-campanulate, c.10 mm; stamens (4-)5; ovary covered with bristles, style glabrous. Flowering July. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Japan S Honshu and adjacent Islands
Habitat c. 500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
Taxonomic note (Tsusiophyllum tanakae Maxim.) Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
A distinctive species on account of its tubular-campanulate corolla with short lobes, half as long as tube. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)