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Rhododendron hippophaeoides

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4 ft (1.2 m)

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

Features: Pale gray-green leaves, yellow scales beneath; lavender blue flowers

Uses: Rock gardens Alpine gardens Tubs Underplanting

Zones: 6?9

Description: This compact evergreen shrub from western China is well suited to the rock garden. Delicate, funnel-shaped, lavender-blue or purplish blue flowers, about 1?2?in (12 mm) long, appear in trusses of 3 to 8 blooms, and are freely produced mid- to late season,

Growth Habit: Compact habit

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