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botanical name:
Rhododendron molle ssp. japonicum
Rhododendron molle ssp. japonicum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Azaelea
synonyms:  Rhododendron japonicum, Rhododendron japonicum var. glaucophyllum, Azalea mollis
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
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:
Vigorous deciduous shrub of upright bushy habit with oblong to lance-shaped mid green leaves, paler bluish green underneath. Trusses of fragrant funnel-shaped red-orange or occasionally yellow flowers, produced as the leaves emerge in spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich soil in full sun or part shade.

other notes:
Native to China and Japan.

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