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Rhododendron fastigiatum


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

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

Features: Scaly blue-gray leaves; lavender-blue flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 6?9

Description: This prostrate or cushion-forming, alpine, evergreen shrub, from the western Chinese province of Yunnan, is rarely more than 3 ft (1 m) tall and has glaucous, scaly, gray leaves. It is a parent of many hybrids. Its bright, widely funnel-shaped, lavender o

Growth Habit: Prostrate cushion-forming habit

Comments: Blue Steel' has bluish green leaves

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