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botanical name:
Rhododendron rex
Rhododendron rex © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 12.00m
width: 12.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Large evergreen shrub or small tree. Large, glossy dark green leaves with a grey or brown indumentum underneath. Large trusses of bell-shaped, pale pink and white flowers, crimson spotted inside and stained reddish at the base, in mid and late spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus rich acid soil. Needs a sheltered position in light woodland.

usage:
Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From Sichuan and Yunnan.

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