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Rhododendron 'Loderi Sir Joseph Hooker'
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synonyms: Rhododendron x loderi 'Sir Joseph Hooker'
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Large open evergreen shrub or small tree. Large deep green leaves. Loose trusses of large, scented, lily-like, pale shell pink flowers with darker veining, in mid and late spring. They tend to fade to near white as they age.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Needs a reasonably sunny but sheltered location with protection from cold winds, open woodland is ideal.
Loderi Group hybrid of Rh. fortunei x Rh. griffithianum, raised at Leonardslee Gardens.