Rhododendron brachycarpum subsp. brachycarpum

Rhododendron brachycarpum subsp. brachycarpum

Rhododendron brachycarpum var. brachycarpum is an evergreen shrub, sometimes resembling a small tree in habit but only about 1-4m high. Its natural range covers central and northern Japan, including the Russian-administered island of Kunashiri. The robust and large-leafed form growing in Korea is sometimes considered a subspecies, sometimes a race, and is known in Finland as Mustila Rhododendron.