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botanical name:
Rhododendron sargentianum
Rhododendron sargentianum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
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: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Compact, dwarf evergreen with twiggy, scaly shots and dense foliage of small, elliptic, aromatic green leaves, scaly golden-brown underneath. Flattened trusses of small, tubular, pale lemon-yellow or creamy-white flowers in spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Likes a cool, moist position and well drained, humus-rich, acid soil. Can be fussy and tricky to grow.

usage:
Suitable for a cool spot in the rock garden.

other notes:
Introduced from Sichuan by Ernest Wilson about 1904.

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