Specie: Rhododendron rex
Planting Season: Evergreen
Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)
Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil
Features: Dark green leaves; rose, pale pink or white flowers
Uses: Shrub borders
Description: From western China, this evergreen shrub grows to about 50 ft (15 m) in the wild, but reaches only about 15 ft (4.5 m) in cultivation. The large flowers of rose, pale pink or white, up to 3 in (8 cm) long, appear in magnificent trusses of 20 to 30 blooms.
Growth Habit: Spreading branching habit