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botanical name:
Rhododendron falconeri
Rhododendron falconeri © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 12.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Multi-stemmed evergreen tree or large shrub with deep brownish-red flaking bark. Large, matt, deeply veined, dark green leaves, up to 35cm long, with a dark rusty red indumentum underneath. Large trusses of waxy, sometimes pink flushed, creamy pale yellow flowers in April and May.


cultivation:
Sheltered location with lime-free soil.

usage:
Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
Native of Sikkim and the Himalayas. Introduced by Sir Joseph Hooker in 1850.

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