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botanical name:
Rhododendron russatum 'Purple Pillow'
Rhododendron russatum 'Purple Pillow' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron 'Purple Pillow'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Compact, dwarf evergreen shrub with small, scaly, dark greyish green leaves. Covered in spring by small clusters of violet-purple flowers.

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

usage:
Good for rock gardens and similar positions.

other notes:
Lapponica sub-section Rhododendron

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