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Rhododendron rubiginosum 'Desquamatum Group'
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synonyms: Rhododendron desquamatum
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Large evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic oblong-elliptic dark green leaves, scaly dark brown underneath. Loose trusses of mauve flowers with darker markings inside, in March and April.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Thrives in full sun.
From Burma, Southeast Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan..