Pacific rhododendron

  • Latin name: Rhododendron macrophyllum D. Don
  • French name: Rhododendron à grandes feuilles
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 23720
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - Pacific rhododendron

Form

  • Evergreen
  • Oblong, leathery
  • Upper surface shiny

Length

  • 6–25 cm

Colour

  • Lower surface whitened

Margin

  • Rolled under

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - Pacific rhododendron

Form

  • Terminal bud present

Flowers

  • Flower cluster - Pacific rhododendron

Form

  • Bell-shaped
  • Umbel-like raceme (truss)

Colour

  • Rose-purple, pink, or white

Structure

  • Synoecious

Floral timing

  • June

Fruits

Structure

  • Capsule

Wood

Morphology

  • Diffuse-porous

Size

In British Columbia, a shrub
In the western United States, a very small tree

COSEWIC Status

Special concern

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