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Rhododendron floribundum

In Stock: 0 g (grams) (Total:0.007lb)
  • Rhododendron floribundum

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Seed lots

0.1 lb


Germination test:
Seeds per lb:
0.00683 lb
Collected in:
British Columbia
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist

Other: Sterile soil should be used, care should be taken to not sow the seed too thick 

Discover the exquisite beauty of Rhododendron floribundum, an evergreen shrub native to the mesmerizing landscapes of Guizhou, Sichuan, and Yunnan in China. Embodying the natural aesthetic of its wild woodland habitats, it flourishes at impressive altitudes spanning 4,500-9,000 ft. As an erect shrub or small tree, its awe-inspiring stature measures as tall as 6-35 ft. Adorned with elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate leaves, the floribundum species carries a certain majestic form characterized by leathery textures and sizes spanning 8–13 × 1.8–3.8 cm. Its allure reaches a peak with the spring bloom of magenta-rose flowers peppered with crimson flecks and a stunning blotch at the base. It requires a high organic, well-drained, acidic soil in full sun to partial shade, and to maintain its lush vitality, mulching for moisture conservation is recommended. Despite being vulnerable to pests like weevils, white fly, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids and fungus, it remains one of the most sought-after species. You can behold one of its most notable specimens within the National Trust Trelissick Garden in the UK. Embrace this unique gem in your large garden, park, or even in a container, and enhance the allure of your green space with the superlative beauty of Rhododendron floribundum.

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