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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Fantastica'
Rhododendron 'Fantastica' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Fantastica'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: May
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Compact, slow growing evergreen with a very neat dense habit. Dark green foliage with a woolly indumentum underneath. Abundant large trusses of bell-shaped pink flowers, darker at the edges and much paler in the centres, giving a 2-tone effect. They open from red buds in May.


cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
A Rh. yakushimanum hybrid. Raised by Hans Hachmann, Germany, 1983.

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