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botanical name:
Rhododendron argyrophyllum ssp. nankingense 'Chinese Silver'
Rhododendron argyrophyllum ssp. nankingense 'Chinese Silver' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Large bushy evergreen with good foliage of oblong glossy dark green leaves, silvery-white underneath. Compact trusses of bell-shaped pink flowers, opening from reddish buds in spring.

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

usage:
One of the best Rhododendrons for foliage

other notes:
RHS AGM
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