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Rhododendron elliottii

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

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

Features: Glossy green leaves; red flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 9?10

Description: This evergreen shrub or small tree, reaching 10 ft (3 m) in height, comes from northeastern India. The abundant brilliant red flowers, borne very late in the season, have led to its use in the breeding of many successful hybrids. The fleshy narrowly bell-

Growth Habit: Rounded branching habit

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