Rhododendron cinnabarinum ssp cinnabarinum Purpurellum group

Large species rhododendron

  • Flowering Time : April, July
  • Height in 10 years : 3 metres / 9 feet 10 inches

Description

Very attractive erect shrub. Purplish shoots carry aromatic leaves with a grey green mettallic lustre above, glaucous green to reddish brown below. Long tubular plum-purple bell shaped flowers.

Flower Months

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Rhododendrons will start flowering around this time, depending on the season, for a week or so.

Hardiness

  • UK Zone : 3/4
  • RHS Zone : H (Fully Hardy)
  • EGF Zone : H2/3
  • US Zone : 7B/7A
  • Min Temp : -15 to -18°C (5°F to 0°F)

Somewhere between Hardy in a sheltered site in most UK, Coastal France and northern Italy and Pacific Northwest gardens, but may be damaged in severest winters. Often early into flower and growth. AND Hardy in all but the coldest parts of Pacific Northwest and UK, France and northern Italy, around Bergen (Norway) and mildest parts of NE USA such as Cape Cod and parts of Long Island.