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botanical name:
Rhododendron barbatum 'Leemoor'
Rhododendron barbatum 'Leemoor' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: purple
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large, branching evergreen shrub or small tree with pale reddish-purple stems and peeling bark. Dark green leaves and compact trusses of bright scarlet-red flowers in early spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

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