Rhododendron 'Hino Crimson'
Hino Crimson Azalea
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, an azalea, low growing, compact, flat, tiered branches. Leaves small, glossy green, turn bronze in winter. Flowers in profusion, single, small (3.5 cm wide), bright red (52A) (non-fading), dark anthers, filaments and style red.
- Half to full sun, smaller and lower growing than 'Hinode Giri'.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 A Kurume evergreen azalea, developed in New York about 1940.
- Kurume evergreen azaleas had their origin near the Japanese city of Kurume. They became widely known in the West through the work and writing of E. H. Wilson, who selected and imported 50 cultivars from Japan, arriving at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston in 1919.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: parking lot on Orchard Ave. west of Cordley Hall.