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Rhododendron orbiculare

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

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

Features: Broad, rounded, bright green leaves; rose to deep red bell-shaped flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 6?9

Description: Rounded bright green leaves with deeply notched bases distinguish this compact evergreen rhododendron from western China, about 10?ft (3?m) in height. Rose to deep red bell-shaped flowers, up to 21?2 in (6 cm) long, are carried in trusses of 7?to?10 bloom

Growth Habit: Compact habit

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