Rhododendron chamaecistus   Dwarf Alpenrose

Rhododendron chamaecystus

Re-directed to Rhodothmnus chamaecistus.

We saw a few plants of this hairy shrub in the Austrian Tyrol amongst the hundreds of shrubs of Rhododendron ferrugineum (Alpenrose) but this plant with its proportionately large pink flowers were high up in the bleaker mountains opposite.

This is a plant of the central Alps as well as the Austrian mountains and will grow at heights of up 8,000 feet.

Wilderkaiser Mountains, Austria 13th June 2002

Added on January 31st 2005, updated November 17th 2011, updated 3rd June 2012, updated and re-directed July 14th 2014

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