This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Hiryu azalea, Kurume azalea
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Dependable. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
- 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.
- 2-5 ft.
- Alternate, simple glossy green leaves; 1.5 to 4 in. long
- Reddish-violet, bright red, scarlet, crimson, white, pink flowers
- Partial shade
- Dense; twiggy, spreading
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- 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:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
- 2-5 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1749