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Rhododendron 'Ramapo'

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

Hardy; good cold tolerance

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:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, entire, glaucous blue-green to gray-green leaves; new growth is blue-gray; aromatic when crushed
Flower:
Bright pinkish violet-blue flowers on a small truss in spring
Zones:
5b to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil enriched with organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Compact mound to globe shape
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:
2-4 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1742

Rhododendron 'Ramapo' Rhododendron 'Ramapo'