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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Crossbill'
Rhododendron 'Crossbill' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Open habit and narrow, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of small flowers unusually coloured with salmony pink shaded with apricot yellow, giving an overall orangey-apricot appearance..

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

other notes:
Caerhays Castle hybrid of R. spinuliferum x R. lutescens.
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