Kamchatka Rhododendron
Rhododendron camtschaticum

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: camtschaticum
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Category:

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 1: below -45.6 C (-55 F)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Burgundy

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nome, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 13, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Rhododendron camtschaticum is a very low shrub with large flowers up to two inches across. It grows in tundra and alpine areas of Alaska including the Aleutian Chain, Kodiak Island, and the Seward Peninsula. When blooming, late June in the Nome, large sections of mountain sides turn pink with Rhododendron flowers, in a surreal display of natural beauty.