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botanical name:
Rhododendron lacteum
Rhododendron lacteum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
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: 8 to 9
description:
Slow growing, ultimately large, evergreen shrub. Oblong-elliptic, dark green leaves with a brown or buff indumentum on the undersides, up to 17cm long. Trusses of bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers, sometimes stained pink and with a red blotch inside, in mid or late spring.



cultivation:
Needs a sheltered location with a moist lime-free soil. Not strong growing and should only be positioned where conditions are suitable.

usage:
Architectural specimen for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From China and Burma.

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