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botanical name:
Rhododendron macabeanum
Rhododendron macabeanum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 15.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
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:
Large, rounded, evergreen shrub or small tree. Large, bold, conspicuously veined, glossy dark green leaves, up to 30cm long and felty grey on the undersides. Trusses of bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers with purple blotches inside, in March and April.



cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Sheltered location with lime-free soil.

usage:
Architectural specimen for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From Assam and Manipur
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