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Rhododendron mucronulatum

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

Early flowering makes it susceptible to spring freezes

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, medium green leaves; aromatic when crushed; yellow, bronzy crimson red fall color
Flower:
Bright rosy pink to pinkish purple flowers in spring before leaves emerge
Zones:
4b to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Upright to oval; compact
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:
4-8 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1748

Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum
Rolf Brecher, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum
Taehoon Kang, CC BY - 2.0
Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum
Taehoon Kang, CC BY - 2.0
Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum
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