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Rhododendron nipponicum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

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

Features: Pendulous white flowers of 6 to 15 blooms

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens

Zones: 7?9

Description: A very distinctive azalea species with no close allies, this deciduous shrub is a native of central Japan. Growing up to 3 ft (1 m) in cultivation, its unusual, pendulous, tubular flowers, up to 1 in (25 mm) long, are white, carried in trusses of 6 to 15

Growth Habit: Branching habit

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