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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Emasculum'
Rhododendron 'Emasculum' © 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: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Medium sized evergreen shrub with small elliptic dark green leaves, brownish and scaly underneath. Small trusses of broadly funnel-shaped, pale lilac pink flowers, opening from darke mauve-pink buds in early to mid spring.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Will grow in full sun.

Woodland gardens. Very early flowering.

other notes:
Hardy Hybrid, a cross of Rh. ciliatum x Rh. dauricum
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