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Rhododendron thomsonii

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2-20 ft (0.6-6 m)

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

Features: Leathery rounded leaves; blood red or crimson bell-shaped flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 6?9

Description: This variable species found in the Himalayas, where it clings to steep, rocky, exposed sites, ranges in height from 2?20?ft (0.6?6?m). It is evergreen, with attractive reddish brown, fawn or pinkish bark which peels annually to reveal a smooth skin undern

Growth Habit: Variable habit

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