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botanical name:
Rhododendron kaempferi
Rhododendron kaempferi © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Azalea
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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:
Semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub with small glossy mid-green leaves. Trusses of broadly funnel-shaped flowers in spring, varying in colour from buff-pink to salmon-red, orange-red or scarlet.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Prefers full sun. Very hardy.

other notes:
Parent species of many Kurume hybrid azaleas. Introduced from Japan by Professor Sargent in 1892.
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