Rhododendron yunnanense

Rhododendron yunnanense
  • Code: SYUNN
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Flowering Month: May
  • Height After 10 Years: 150-175cm
  • Interesting Foliage: No
  • Scent: Not Scented
  • Hardiness: To -15 °C

A stunning plant with masses of pale pink spotted flowers in May. Very distinctive, this is a large showy plant which is the National flower of Yunnan. It is more tolerant of dry and shady conditions and we would recommend planting in a group for amazing impact. Benefits from pruning and some protection when young. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.

  • Recommended for wonderful foliage.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Ideal position: most garden situations.
  • Habit: upright.
  • Group: Small Leaved Rhododendron.
  • Subsection: Triflora.
  • Introduction date: pre 1900 (1889).
  • Species distribution: SW Sichuan, W Yunnan, Upper Burma.
  • Approximate altitude: 3,350-3,9500m
  • Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
  • RHS Hardiness Rating: H5.
  • How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.

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