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botanical name:
Rhododendron basilicum
Rhododendron basilicum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Large shrub or small tree with very large, glossy dark green leaves with a cinnamon coloured indumentum underneath. Pale yellow flowers, sometimes tinged with red, with a deep crimson basal blotch..

cultivation:
Likes some shade and the protection of a tree canopy overhead.

usage:
Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From Yunnan and NE Burma. Introduced by George Forrest in 1912.

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