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Rhododendron ferrugineum


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

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

Features: Dark green leaves; crimson-purple to deep pink flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 4?8

Description: A native of the European Alps and the Pyrenees, this small, rounded, evergreen shrub is regarded as the first rhododendron species to be identified and named. It flowers abundantly very late in the season with crimson-purple to deep pink flowers up to 3?4

Growth Habit: Rounded habit

Comments: Several cultivars available

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