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Rhododendron polycladum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4 ft (1.2 m)

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

Features: Lance-shaped leaves; lavender to purple-blue flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 7?10

Description: Native to western China, this upright shrub grows to 4?ft (1.2?m) tall and has 1?in (25?mm) long, lance-shaped leaves with brown scales on both sides. Trusses of 5 or 6 small, lavender to purple-blue, funnel-shaped flowers open from early spring. Zones 7?

Growth Habit: Upright habit

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