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botanical name:
Rhododendron canescens
Rhododendron canescens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Piedmont Azalea, Honeysuckle Azalea, Sweet Mountain Azalea
synonyms:  Azalea canescens
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Medium to large size deciduous shrub with oblong to oblanceolate leaves, densely hairy on the undersides. Freely produced trusses of sweetly scented, pale pink flowers, darker in bud, in April and May.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Thrives in full sun or part shade.

usage:
Woodland gardens.

other notes:
Native to the southeastern USA.
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