Rhododendron formosum


Rhododendron formosum


Highlight Month:


Northeast India and Northwest Burma

Growth Habit:

This species rhododendron has small leaves and will become a rounded shrub 4 to 6 feet in diameter.

Growing Requirements:

A native to elevations of about 2000 feet in the Himalayas, this species can withstand moderate frosts. It can be grown in full sun where summers are cool making it suitable for coastal southern California. Soil should be acidic and rich in organic matter.


Relatively large flowers in clusters make this species a standout. The pink buds open to blush white.

Where at Lotusland:

In the Japanese Garden

« Back to Plant Highlights, Month by Month