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botanical name:
Rhododendron rubiginosum
Rhododendron rubiginosum © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 10.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: mauve
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Large evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic oblong-elliptic dark green leaves, scaly rusty red-brown underneath. Trusses of mauve-pink to lilac-purple flowers with brown spots inside, in March and April.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Thrives in full sun.

other notes:
From Burma, Southeast Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan..

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