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botanical name:
Rhododendron sinogrande
Rhododendron sinogrande © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate:
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
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.



cultivation:
Sheltered location with lime-free soil.

usage:
Architectural specimen for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From China and Tibet. Discovered and introduced by George Forrest in 1913.

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