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Rhododendron minus var. Chapmanii

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Chapman's rhododendron
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Heat tolerant; native to Florida

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:
4-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, medium green leaves; 1-2 in. long
Flower:
4 in. trusses of pink freckled flowers on short tubes in late spring
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
High, bright shade; well-drained soil
Form:
Loose, open spreading shrub
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.
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1747

Rhododendron minus var. Chapmanii Rhododendron minus var. Chapmanii