Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium'
R. macrosepalum ‘Linearifolium’
R. linearifolium; ‘Seigai Tsutsuji’
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, an unusual azalea in that both the leaves and flowers petals are very narrow. Leaves only about 3-5 mm wide and 5 cm long at the middle, tapering gradually to each end, hairy, green, but have a reddish cast in winter. Flowers deeply divided into narrow strap-like petals, 3-4 cm long, purplish pink to strong purplish red, hairy at base.
- Of garden origin, not found in nature. Rhododendron stenopetalum is native to Japan (Honshu).
- stenopetalum: steno-, narrow, and petalum, petal.
- Seattle, Washington: Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.