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botanical name:
Rhododendron serpyllifolium var. albiflorum
Rhododendron serpyllifolium var. albiflorum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Azalea
synonyms:  Rhododendron serpyllifolium var. album
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Unusual small deciduous shrub of dense, twiggy habit with slender, interlacing stems and very small leaves. Small funnel-shaped white flowers, pale pink flushed in bud, freely produced with or just after the leaves emerge, in April and May.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
Introduced from Japan by Charles Maries about 1879.
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