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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Carmen'
Rhododendron 'Carmen' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.35m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Low-growing, mound forming dwarf evergreen with small oval to obovate leathery dark green leaves. Waxy, deep crimson-red, bell shaped flowers in early to mid spring


cultivation:
Needs a moist acid soil and part shade.

usage:
Good for rock gardens or containers.

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh. forrestii var. repens x Rh. sanguineum ssp. didymum, raised by Lionel de Rothschild, Exbury, UK, 1935.
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