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Rhododendron schlippenbachii

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

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:
6-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 2 to 5.5 in. long; appears whorled
Flower:
2.2 to 3 in. flowers in early summer; pale to rose pink; fragrant; open as leaves emerge
Zones:
4 to 6
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright rounded 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:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1752

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