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botanical name:
Rhododendron sutchuenense
Rhododendron sutchuenense © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Beautiful spreading large evergreen shrub or small tree with stout shoots and drooping, large dark green leaves up to 30cm long. Trusses of bell shaped pale lilac-pink to rose-pink flowers, purple spotted inside, from February to April.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

other notes:
Introduced from Western China by E.H. Wilson in 1900.
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