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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Cornish Cross'
Rhododendron 'Cornish Cross' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Large, evergreen shrub or small tree of open habit, producing lax trusses of bell-shaped, waxy, rose-pink flowers with darker shading on the outside, in early to mid spring. Grey-brown flaking bark.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh. griffithianum x Rh. thomsonii, raised at Penjerrick, Cornwall.

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