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Rhododendron niveum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

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

Features: Pale gray to brown flaking bark; flowers in shades of lilac, mauve, deep magenta to purple

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 7?9

Description: This evergreen rhododendron, found naturally in the Himalayas at altitudes of 9,500?12,000?ft (2,900?3,600?m), grows to about 20?ft (6?m) in height. The trunks and branches of this shrub or small tree are distinguished by their pale gray to brown flaking

Growth Habit: Branching spreading habit

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