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© Deeproot Plant Base
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Large, open, evergreen shrub or small tree. The largest leaves of any Rhododendron species, up to 75cm long, dark green with a silver or buff indumentum underneath. Large trusses of creamy yellow flowers with a crimson blotch inside, April to May.
Sheltered location with lime-free soil.
Architectural specimen for large woodland gardens.
From China and Tibet. Discovered and introduced by George Forrest in 1913.