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Rhododendron falconeri

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

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

Features: Wrinkled matt green leaves, hairy beneath; fragrant creamy white to pink flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens

Zones: 9?10

Description: Considered to be one of the finest rhododendrons, this superb evergreen foliage plant with brown flaking bark is a native of the Himalayas. Its large, wrinkled, dark matt green leaves, up to 15 in (38 cm) long, have a heavy, white and reddish, hairy coati

Growth Habit: Multi-branching spreading habit

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