This species rhododendron may be more fun than its more well-known relative R. bureavii. R. bureavioides is actually more common in China than R. bureavii and has lots of indumentum but trades the glossy green polish topside for frosty overtones of cinnamon and chocolate with hints of …. It’s lovely regardless.
Here’s a plant to grow for its foliage – a year-round delight. This is a tough plant which can take a fair amount of sun (but don’t cook it).
R. bureavioides will like moderate sun; morning sun is best. Small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day will help it along as will gentle but consistent watering and good drainage with a lose, well aerated soil. We expect the blooms to be white.