Common rhododendrons in Semper Forest Park, Rügen, Germany
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Info. Common rhododendrons in Semper Forest Park, Rügen, Germany
Often called the 'king of shrubs', rhododendrons are prized by gardeners for their green, glossy leaves and often brightly coloured flowers. Depending on the variety, the blooms usually come out anytime from late winter into summer. With over 1,000 wild species and plenty of cultivated options, rhododendrons are native to temperate areas of Asia, North America and Europe, as well as some tropical parts of Southeast Asia and northern Australia. Our image today shows the shrubs in full bloom in March along a path at Semper Forest Park of Rügen, Germany.