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Rhododendron fortunei

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

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

Features: Grayish brown bark; pale pink, lilac to white flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 6?9

Description: Widespread in its native eastern China, this evergreen shrub was the first hardy rhododendron to be introduced into England, and has been widely used in the breeding of hybrids. It grows into a broadly upright and sometimes spreading shrub or tree reachin

Growth Habit: Upright spreading habit

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