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Rhododendron argyrophyllum


Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        Specie: Rhododendron argyrophyllum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil

Features: Green leaves, silvery beneath; white to pale pink flowers

Uses: Understory plant Woodland gardens Informal hedge Screen

Zones: 6?9

Description: This is a large evergreen shrub or small tree from southwestern China, to 40 ft (12 m) high, with bell-shaped white to pale pink flowers, 11?2 in (35 mm) long, purple-spotted, in loose trusses of 6 to 12 blooms. Leaves are up to 8 in (20 cm) long, ellipti

Growth Habit: Spreading branching habit

Comments: Heane Wood' has white flowers dotted with purple

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