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Rhododendron rex

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        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 Woodland gardens Tubs

Zones: 7?9

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

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