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Rhododendron simsii

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        Specie: Rhododendron simsii

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3-6 ft (1-1.8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil

Features: Funnel-shaped purplish crimson flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Hedge Tubs

Zones: 7?9

Description: Widely distributed across China, Taiwan, northern Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, this evergreen azalea was used in the 1850s by Belgian and Dutch breeders to create the tender Indica hybrids. Its widely funnel-shaped, purplish crimson flowers, around 2?in (5

Growth Habit: Branching habit

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