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Rhododendron kawakamii

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

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

Features: Glossy green leaves; white or yellow flowers

Uses: Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 9?11

Description: Growing mostly as an epiphyte at altitudes of 6,500?7,000?ft (2,000?2,100 m) in its native Taiwan, this Vireya rhododendron has thick, leathery, glossy leaves with yellowish green undersides. It carries trusses of 3 to 7 broadly funnel-shaped, white or ye

Growth Habit: Often epiphytic, straggling branches

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