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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Praecox'
Rhododendron 'Praecox' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron x praecox
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.30m
width: 1.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: May
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Low growing shrub with small leaves. Very early flowering, producing trusses of smallish rose-purple flowers in late winter and early spring.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. This variety thrives in full sun.

Suitable for use as a hedge.

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh. ciliatum x Rh. dauricum
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