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botanical name:
Rhododendron hyperythrum
Rhododendron hyperythrum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
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: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Distinctive small to medium sized evergreen with curiously rigid glossy very dark green leaves with back-curled edges and dotted with reddish marks on the undersides. Trusses of funnel-shaped pure white flowers, sometimes spotted purple, in April and May.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

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