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botanical name:
Rhododendron anthosphaerum
Rhododendron anthosphaerum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Large species with dark green narrow leaves and often with maroon tinted young shoots. Clusters of mauve-pink flowers early in the season, from February to May.

Sheltered location with lime-free soil. Hardy in most of Britain, but may be damaged in very severe winters.

Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From Southern China.

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