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Rhododendron mallotum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

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

Features: Stiff leathery leaves; white to pinkish purple bell-shaped flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 7?9

Description: Very compact trusses of up to 20 fleshy, tubular, bell-shaped, red or crimson flowers 2 in (5 cm) long adorn this evergreen shrub or small tree from western China and northeastern Myanmar. The young leaf shoots and the very thick, stiff, leathery leaves,

Growth Habit: Erect branching habit

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