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Rhododendron ponticum


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

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

Features: Pale mauve or lilac-pink flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Windbreaks Hedge Tubs

Zones: 6?9

Description: A native of areas surrounding the Mediterranean, this very hardy, vigorous, evergreen shrub or small tree carries compact trusses of 10 to 15 pale mauve or lilac-pink funnel-shaped flowers, up to 2?in (5 cm) long, and grows to about 25?ft (8?m) in height.

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Heat and sun tolerant, several cultivars available

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