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botanical name:
Rhododendron oreodoxa var.fargesii
Rhododendron oreodoxa var.fargesii © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: to
description:
Medium to large bushy evergreen with elliptical dark green leaves about 9cm long. Prolific large trusses of funnel-shaped flowers, deep rose-pink on the outside and paler within, reddish in bud, in March and April.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade.

other notes:
Introduced from China by Ernest Wilson in 1901.
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