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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Loderi Sir Joseph Hooker'
Rhododendron 'Loderi Sir Joseph Hooker' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron x loderi 'Sir Joseph Hooker'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Needs a reasonably sunny but sheltered location with protection from cold winds, open woodland is ideal.

other notes:
Loderi Group hybrid of Rh. fortunei x Rh. griffithianum, raised at Leonardslee Gardens.
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