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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Nobleanum Venustum'
Rhododendron 'Nobleanum Venustum' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large, dense, slow-growing shrub of broad dome-shaped habit. Dull dark green leaves with a thin buff indumentum underneath. Compact trusses of pink flowers shading to white at the centres, with a few crimson spots inside. Very early flowering from January to March, or even earlier in a sheltered position.

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

usage:
Valuable for its very early flowering.

other notes:
Raised by William Smith, Norbiton Common, Surrey, UK, 1829.
Hybrid of Rh. arboreum x Rh. caucasicum.

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