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botanical name:
Rhododendron lutescens
Rhododendron lutescens © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
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
Large, graceful semi-evergreen with small lanceolate, scaly dull green leaves which are bronze-red when young. Trusses of funnel-shaped, pale primrose-yellow flowers spotted green inside, about 2.5cm across, in early spring.

Flowers may be damaged by late frosts, a sheltered position is best.

Woodland garden.

other notes:
Discovered in China by Abbé Delavay and introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1904.

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