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botanical name:
Rhododendron galactinum
Rhododendron galactinum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large evergreen shrub or small tree. Large leathery leaves, up to 20cm long, with a buff-grey or cinnamon-brown indumentum underneath. Trusses of bell-shaped, rose-pink to white flowers, blotch and spotted dark crimson inside, in April and May.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
Native to Sichuan, China, discovered and introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1908.

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