Species Factsheet

Rhododendron ponticum

Details

Complete name: Rhododendron ponticum L.
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Rosopsida » Ericales » Ericaceae » Rhododendron ponticum
Authors: Phil Hulme
Last updated: November 9th, 2006

Common Names

Rhododendron.

Synonyms

Rhododendron ponticum L.

Short Description

This evergreen shrub is densely branched growing to 5m. Flowers, borne in racemes of 10-15, are violet to purple. Pollination by insects results in the production of numerous small seeds within a woody capsule.