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Rhododendron griersonianum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

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

Features: Smooth green leaves, hairy beneath; scarlet, deep-pink or crimson flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 8?9

Description: This evergreen species from western China and northeastern Myanmar is sun tolerant, but needs protection from frost. Deep red buds open to form bright geranium-scarlet, deep pink or crimson, narrowly bell-shaped flowers, up to 3 in (8 cm) long, in trusses

Growth Habit: Branching open habit

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