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botanical name:
Rhododendron neriiflorum
Rhododendron neriiflorum © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
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: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Large evergreen shrub with narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped dark green leaves, glaucous underneath and reddish brown bark. Trusses of fleshy, usually bright scarlet-red flowers in mid and late spring, sometimes repeating late (or early) in the season.

cultivation:
Will grow in full sun.

usage:
Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From China, Tibet and Burma. First discovered by Abbé Delavay and introduced by George Forrest in 1910.
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