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RHODODENDRON FALCONERI
Rhododendron falconeri

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Photo Locations: UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs ample moisture. Late in age blooming. Grows to 5 feet in 10 years. Phytophthora Sudden Oak Death has been identified in Rhododendrons in a nursery in Santa Cruz county.

Native to India.

Family: Ericaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 5 - 10 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic to Obovate, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Cream, White or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Red Capsule, fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 6 and 15 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam Texture.

Very Acidic Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Beetle Grubs, Armillaria, Chlorosis and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhododendron falconeri Tree Record." 1995-2020. Apr 6, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhododendron-falconeri >

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