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Rhododendron bakeri

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Cumberland azalea
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Needs protection from hot summer sun; compact; native to portions of eastern US; may spread by stolons. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Description:
Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth- or toothed-margined; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted, white to deep pink or yellow; fruit an elongated capsule.
Height:
4-6 ft.
Flower:
Orange to red flowers in a ball truss in summer; not fragrant
Zones:
5b to 8b
Site:
Partial shade to high shade; rich, moist soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Compact, low growing with horizontal branches; twiggy
Exposure:
Partial shade to high shade; rich, moist soil
Fruit:
Orange to red flowers in a ball truss in summer
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.

NCCES plant id: 530

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