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Rhododendron japonicum


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

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

Features: Dark green leaves turn red in autumn; orange, yellow, salmon red or brick red flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Shrub borders

Zones: 5?8

Description: Originally known as Azalea mollis, and bearing a strong resemblace to Rhododendron molle, this important deciduous azalea species is one parent of the Mollis Group of hybrids. A hardy plant which will grow vigorously in full sun, it is a nat

Growth Habit: Upright branching habit

Comments: Tolerates full sun

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