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Rhododendron kiusianum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

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

Features: Rose purple, purple, red or pink flowers

Uses: Ground cover Spillover planting Underplanting

Zones: 6?9

Description: A parent of the Kurume Group of azaleas, this normally evergreen species from the Japanese island of Kyushu becomes deciduous at higher altitudes. It is an easily grown, low, dense, much-branched, often prostrate shrub reaching no more than 3 ft (1 m) in

Growth Habit: Low densely branching habit

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