Kindly sponsored by
Peter Norris, enabling the use of The Rhododendron Handbook 1998
New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.
'Rhododendron wadanum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Shrub or small tree; young shoots villose. Leaves in whorls of up to three, at the ends of the branches, 3–5 × 2–4cm, rhombic, apex acute, tip blunt, lower surface sparsely villose, more densely so on the midrib; petioles densely villose. Pedicels with eglandular or glandular hairs. Flowers 1–2 per inflorescence, appearing before the leaves; calyx minute; corolla rich rose-pink, funnel-campanulate, 22–30 mm; stamens 10; ovary densely villose; style stalked-glandular in lower half. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Japan SE Honshu
Habitat 950–1,500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
A distinctive species on account of its glandular style. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)