The truss of blooms on Rhododendron sinofalconeri is worthy of show merit. The colour and form are first class. Give this 16 year old plant time to mature and it will equal the best of the Rhododendrons collected by the most renown of plant collectors through the past century. Thirty and more individual flowers the colour of rich cream cows milk group together as the terminal inflorescence.
A relatively recent introduction (1995 Kunming/Yunnan Expedition) from the south facing slopes of the mountains south of Kunming, China; an area near Wenshan at c. 2550m. Here it revels in a cool moist climate where growing in mixed scrub this Rhododendron makes a small tree reaching 4 metres. This is the maximum extent of the altitudinal range according to the Flora of China which gives the distribution range as Southern Yunnan Province into Vietnam from 1600 – 2500m.
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