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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Susan'
Rhododendron 'Susan' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large evergreen with dense foliage of elliptic dark green leaves. Large rounded trusses of mauve-violet flowers, the upper petals spotted dark purple on the inside.

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

propagation:
By grafting.

other notes:
A hybrid of Rh. campanulatum x Rh. fortunei.
Bred by J.C. Williams at Caerhays Castle

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