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botanical name:
Rhododendron luteum
Rhododendron luteum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Deciduous Azalea
synonyms:  Azalea pontica
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 3.00m
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
description:
Deciduous azalea with rich green foliage that turns to crimson and purple in autumn. Trusses of very fragrant yellow flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
Native to the Caucasas and parts of eastern Europe. Occasionally naturalises in Britain.

Listed as potentially invasive in the UK (Wildlife and Countryside Act, Schedule 9)

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