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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Alston'
Rhododendron 'Alston' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large, evergreen shrub or small tree of open habit with leathery dark green leaves. large trusses of creamy white, slightly pink-flushed flowers, opening from salmon-pink buds in mid spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade.

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh. griffithianum x Rh. 'Hawk'.
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